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Global Campus in Paris Connecting Students to International Higher Education Because education shouldn’t be one-size-fits-all, we’ve developed a robust catalog of diverse study abroad program options to better meet the needs of today’s universities and their students. Our Global Education Network comprises three well-defined learning environments, each contributing distinct advantages that together offer college students greater depth of choice in study abroad programming and services.
The Global Partners
Our signature, purpose-built learning environment is designed to engage students directly in the local culture.
This new model of international higher learning reflects academic integration and collaboration with an international institution rooted in academic integrity.
We strategically choose these local institutions of higher learning to provide complementary, culturally immersive programs through direct enrollment with a local and/ or international student body.
Greater Control, Maximum Flexibility The Global Campus model was designed to meet university faculty and advisor needs by establishing greater control of curriculum and educational space abroad. We work with university faculty to design courses that fit your institutional goals, and continually assess our programs via direct feedback from the universities we serve. Our campus locations are selected for ease of access to the local community, both its historic and contemporary culture, and equipped with the technology students require today for academic success. The Global Campus model is characterized by: • Engagement with the local community through academic partnerships, shared programming, and service initiatives
• Curriculum designed around CEA’s “active learning” model to take learning beyond the classroom and into the city
• A focus on creative collaborations with U.S. colleges and universities
• Rigorous external oversight of faculty hiring and curriculum development
• U.S.-style academic calendar or specialized schedules
• Management by highly qualified and locally knowledgeable academic and administrative staff, trained in the best practices in education abroad
• Courses taught in English, as well as in the host language
To learn more, call our University Relations team at 1-877-449-2775.
School of Record Paris: A Crossroads of Global Influence A historically important settlement for more than two millennia, Paris is today one of the world’s leading business and cultural centers. Its influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities. CEA’s Global Campus in Paris is located in the heart of the Marais district, providing students with easy access to: • Centre Pompidou, admired by architecture and art students alike • Musée Cognacq-Jay, offering an 18th-century collection of fine arts and decorative items • Notre-Dame cathedral and its infamous crypt, the beginnings of Paris as a crossroads of commerce
Global Campus courses are designed in conjunction with, approved and transcripted by the University of New Haven, which is accredited by the Commission on the Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (CIHE/ NEASC).
Learn more online at: www.GoWithCEA.com/UNH
• The adjacent Musée d’art et d’histoire du judaisme • Musée des Arts et Métiers, highlighting France’s contributions to science and technology • Institut du Monde Arabe, tracing France’s extensive history with the Arab world
CEA’s Curriculum The wide-ranging curriculum at CEA’s Global Campus in Paris is designed for students from many different majors: art, history, architecture, political science, communication studies and French. Elective courses are taught in English by our international faculty, who take advantage of their proximity to important local sites, events, and institutions offering unique opportunities to teach and learn outside the classroom. Examples include: • French Language: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced & Conversational • Human Rights: Universal Principles in World Politics • History of Paris: An Architectural Perspective
• Oenology: The History, Culture & Business of Wine
• 19th Century Art: Impressionism & Post-Impressionism
• Photography & Film Development in Paris
• Gay Paris: Culture, Society & Urban Sexual Identity
• Haute Couture in Paris: A History of Style and Fashion
• Globalization: Politics, Culture & Global Governance
Connecting Students to Paris Global Campus Highlights Each CEA Global Campus offers close proximity to the significant landmarks and cultural activities students encounter through their study abroad program. • Premises located in a historical hôtel particulier in Paris’ Marais district • 5,866-square-foot facility, including four “smart” classrooms, student computer lab, printing facilities, resource center, office space for visiting faculty and WiFi throughout • Central location, only a few minutes’ walk from the Centre Pompidou, Notre-Dame, the National Archives and the Musée Picasso • Diverse Liberal Arts, Business and Fine Arts curriculum built around the numerous resources in Paris
• Knowledgeable, international staff dedicated to the student experience • Global Partnership with the University of Paris IV – Cours de Langue et Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne and Catholic University of Paris
Active Learning Close-Up Students studying in the History of Paris: An Architectural Perspective course see history by way of Paris’ architectural heritage. By studying monuments from medieval Vincennes to the modern day La Defense, students can examine in person how the city of Paris has evolved over the centuries and how its architecture reflects its history and its people. Faculty also take students to the Palais Garnier, Paris’ oldest standing opera house, and walking them through a typical night at the opera. Students discuss their observations, thereby incorporating their real-life experience with the course’s objectives. This course also offers students access to other restricted architectural sites under renovation so that they may gain a greater appreciation of how Paris has evolved with time all while embracing its rich past.
Institut Catholique de Paris
Universite Paris IV Sorbonne
The Louvre Museum
Hotel de Ville
10 Institut du Monde Arabe 11 Avenue des Champs-Elysees
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CEA Leadership in Paris Your Partners in Education Scott G. Blair, PhD
Paris Academic Dean
Dr. Scott Blair has 20 years of experience as an instructor, speaker, writer and university administrator, having been affiliated with both French and American University programs in Paris, and with numerous community college study abroad programs from across the U.S. He has extensive teaching experience in European History, Modern Diplomacy and 20th Century International Relations. Born at Guantanamo Bay and raised in the Midwest, his interest in international education began when he was a study abroad student himself in Luxembourg and Paris. He continued his studies in Washington, D.C., and then moved back to Paris for postgraduate research, which led to a career in international education. Dr. Blair holds his doctorate in History from the Université de Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne (France), an MA in European History from Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.), and a BA in English from Miami University of Oxford, (OH). Scott.Blair@GoWithCEA.com
Paris Campus Director Alexandra Mitchell was drawn to becoming a professional in the field of study abroad following her extensive first-hand experience as a student abroad: an initial travel program in Western Europe as a high school student led to two university programs as an undergraduate in Florence, Italy, and Caen, France. As a graduate student, she chose to integrate directly into the French university system. There she received a D.E.A. (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies) from the Université de Paris-IV Sorbonne (France) in Art History, after receiving her MA in Art History at the same institution. Before relocating to Paris, Alexandra had completed a BA in French and Art History at Washington University in St. Louis (MO). Alexandra.Mitchell@GoWithCEA.com
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CEA’s Connections to the City Opportunities for class excursions and student research projects are provided by key connections to local organizations and institutions, including: • Partnership with the Centre Iris photography center that provides students with laboratory space and utilizes our Global Campus facility for itinerant photography expositions • Access to the Georges Rech fashion workshop, where students see how designs are brought to life • UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization) where students interact with experts about issues in human rights • In addition, students may choose to enroll in one of four unique hybrid programs through the Global Campus and local Partner institutions, including the Université de Paris IV – Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne and Catholic University of Paris.
Dr. Linnéa Tilly (Doctorate, Université de Paris IV – la Sorbonne) teaches History of Paris: An Architectural Perspective. Dr. Tilly emphasizes the importance of active learning in her course by marrying the historical-theoretical aspects of Paris architecture to authentic, existing sites in Paris. Once her students have mastered the historical significance of Paris as a fortified, medieval city, they observe and sketch the civil and military architecture of the Château de Vincennes. Dr. Tilly also challenges the notion of Paris as a museum-city by emphasizing new urban concepts of the city through fieldwork at Bercy and the business district of La Défense. Dr. Tilly’s interest in architecture has led her to publish and present extensively. Most recently she presented a paper on the maison ordinaire at the Centre A. Chastel/Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA) international meeting and is an active member of the research center, Centre d’Histoire des Techniques et de l’environnement/ Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CDHTE/ CNAM). Her most current book project focuses on the influence of French architectural models in Sweden in the 18th century.
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University Programs The CEA Global Campus offers exciting opportunities for customized study abroad programming, giving U.S. institutions the opportunity to develop faculty-led or group programs. We will partner with your institution to provide curricular and cocurricular planning and services, including: logistical planning, visa assistance, student housing, academic support and risk management. University programs also benefit from each Global Campus’s modern facilities, expert staff and local resources.
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University Programs The CEA Global Campus offers exciting opportunities for customized study abroad programming, giving U.S. institutions the opportunity to develop faculty-led or group programs. We will partner with your institution to provide curricular and co-curricular planning and services, including: logistical planning, visa assistance, student housing, academic support and risk management. University programs also benefit from each Global Campus’s modern facilities, expert staff and local resources. Learn more about CEA’s flexible programs by calling University Relations at 1-877-449-2775.
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