Paris, France

Take ART115 (Survey of Art History II) in Paris!

Come study art history in one of the great cities of the world. We will study art and cultures from the Renaissance to the Present through the lens of artworks in French collections during Summer Term I (May 15 - July 15, 2019; dates of travel June 5-12).

As part of our visit, we will visit: La Sainte Chapelle, Nôtre Dame, the Louvre Museum, the Musée d'Orsay, the Orangerie, Versailles Palace, the Picasso Museum and the Centre Pompidou, as well as the well known sites within the city: the Eiffel Tower, Sacre Coeur, the Opera (Palais Garnier) as well as walking tours of Montmartre Neighborhood, the Left Bank, the Île Saint Louis, the Marais, and others. 

The course content will be delivered online and we will have three pre-departure meetings to cover travel information as well as to preview course content. Laptops will be necessary during travel. 

Faculty Leaders

The course will be taught and the trip will be led by two Wake Tech faculty members: Dr. Robert Mayhew and Dr. Allison Fox.

We will stay at the majestic Magenta 38 hotel (opens in a new window) and breakfast will be included every day. Daily low-cost meal options will be available. 

What's Included

  • All ground transportation, (commuter rail and metro passes).
  • Hotel with private bathroom, breakfast (and a farewell dinner) daily.
  • All museum entrance and guide fees. 
  • Sightseeing tours and site visits.
  • Full-time multi-lingual tour director. 

Not included: 

  • Roundtrip group airfare (around $1000). Participants can arrange to travel with the group or individually.
  • Standard WTCC course fees and tuition ($240).
  • Mandatory Wake Tech International Health Insurance through GeoBlue ($12)
  • Airline-Imposed Baggage Fees (if applicable)
  • Cost of passport (if applicable)
  • Incidental expenses.

Travel will be booked through WTCC's travel agency liaison and arrangements made through course leaders.

Full Itinerary

We will have three on-campus meetings to prepare for departure and to review course materials. 

Day 1 – Travel from RDU to Paris

Day 2 – City Introduction
Check into our hotel and begin the field section of the course. We will have a brief Introduction to the city and walk to notable landmarks, including the Île de la Cité, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Île St. Louis and Latin Quarter.

Day 3 - The Renaissance 
On our first full day, we will study first-hand the Renaissance and Baroque collection of the Louvre Museum. 

Day 4 - Baroque and Rococo 
We will travel out of Paris to Versailles Palace to explore the Royal Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, and André Le Nôtre’s stunning Gardens.

Day 5 - The Nineteenth Century 
We will visit the Nineteenth Century collections of the Musée d’Orsay, including Courbet, Manet, and Van Gogh. We will conclude with a visit to the iconic Eiffel Tower.

Day 6 - The Twentieth Century Part 1 
We begin at the recently remodeled Picasso Museum and possibly the Brancusi studio. Afternoon walk through Saint German or up to Montmartre.

Day 7 - The Twentieth Century Part 2 
Our last day will explore contemporary art at the Georges Pompidou Centre and possibly the Grand Palais. We end out visit to Paris with a Group Farewell dinner.

Day 8 - Depart hotel and return to Raleigh.

Need more information?

Contact Study Abroad Co-Coordinator Dr. DeMar Neal to begin the application/registration process: [email protected]

Please Note:

** WTCC Tuition and Fees for Summer 2019 will be made in Spring 2019, to be paid separately.
** Round Trip airfare will be arranged separately. Students can fly with the group or individually.