Weaving lectures, walking tours, and short daily trips into one, this program in Paris presents a two-fold approach to the histories of the kingdom of France in the Middle Ages and the early modern period. Additionally, the program explores the development of Paris from a small medieval town into the great metropolis of western Europe. Join us to learn about the evolution of the French nation from 1000 onwards and follow, through a series of well-planned walks, the parallel making of Paris. The main purpose, beyond the academic experience of learning about French history in the City of Lights, is to gain an enduring intimacy with the streets, byways, and monuments of the French capital.
This program involves a great deal of daily walking. You will be expected to walk between 2 and 3 hours per day, as we tour parts of the city seldom seen by visitors. Final grades will reflect the quality of your written and creative work. Behavior, engagement and a commitment to the ideals of the program will also influence your final grades. This will be an unique opportunity to become acquainted with and to gain knowledge of Paris which even long time residents of the city do not have.
This program requires instructor consent and is best suited for first years, sophomores and juniors. Seniors will be admitted only if these courses are required for completing their degree. This is also best for those whose knowledge of Paris is superficial or who have never been to the city. History majors and pre-majors will be given priority in registration.
Directed by Dr. Teo Ruiz, Department of History, UCLA. For more program information, please click on links located on the left.
Teo Ruiz Undergraduate Travel Study Fellowship
The UCLA History Department is pleased to announce that they will award a $1,500 fellowship to a UCLA History major participating in one of this summer’s History Travel Study programs. See Scholarships page.
Financial aid is available to qualified UCLA students. All other students should inquire about financial aid at their home institution.