University of South Florida

School of Art & Art History

USF College of The Arts

About the Paris Program

2022 Summer Art & Art History Program in Paris

“The USF Paris Summer Art Program changed my life.”
- Marie O'Neil, Class of 2012

Now accepting applications for 2022 program.

This well-established program, now in its fourth decade, provides students with an opportunity to immerse themselves in one of the world's most fascinating cities through visual arts investigations under the guidance of USF art faculty who have a strong knowledge and interest in the role of this city in the history and practice of art. The courses utilize Paris as a vast resource for learning, including both group and individual explorations of its museums, galleries, architecture, streets, parks and culture. Students experience the city as temporary residents rather than as tourists and become familiar not only with its monumental aspects, but with the daily life of its inhabitants, its family-owned shops and markets and the charm of its neighborhoods, including picturesque Montmartre, the Latin Quarter, the medieval streets of the Marais, and a myriad of cultural highlights including the Eiffel Tower, the Centre Pompidou, the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay.

The program also takes advantage of the proximity of Paris to important cultural sites in the region and weekly excursions outside of the city include Chartres cathedral, Monet's gardens at Giverny, the chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte and Van Gogh's home at Auvers-Sur-Oise. The Paris program is designed to promote intercultural understanding as well as confidence in one's ability to adapt to a different culture. Credits earned in Paris are applicable to USF art and art history degree requirements.

Contributions of any amount to the School of Art & Art History’s Paris scholarship fund will help to make this life-changing experience available to USF art and art history students. Make a secure online gift to the Paris Art Scholarship Fund.

Informational Meetings

Informational meetings for the 2022 program will be held virtually:

Friday, September 10th
6:00 pm via Teams:
Click >> Teams Paris Meeting

Thursday, October 21
6:00 pm via Teams:
Click >> Teams Paris Meeting

or contact Dr. Pamela Merrill Brekka at anytime for detailed informationabout the program.


Students interested in learning more about the program are encouraged to attend either meeting. MORE INFORMATION FOR PARIS ART & ART HISTORY.

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    How to Apply

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    Financial Aid

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