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Lexia Paris: Film Studies
Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Sponsor: Lexia 
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Home Stay Instruction Language: English, French
Program Description:
Paris is a Mecca for film lovers and a pilgrimage to this great city of art and culture is invariably both stimulating and magical for the avid film student. Many of film’s iconic moments take place on the streets of Paris, and the city has nurtured and influenced numerous legendary filmmakers over the years such as Godard, Truffaut and Renoir, Jean Vigo, Chris Marker, and Agnès Varda. Students have access to comprehensive film libraries and archives throughout the city including La Cinémathèque Française and the Lexia film library, not to mention the endless number of French cinemas playing movies of various genres and time periods.

This interdisciplinary Film Studies program introduces students to France – to its history, politics, economics, society, and culture, as well as its cinematic traditions. In each of these areas, special attention is paid to the subject of national identity to help students develop an understanding of the history of France and French culture including contemporary issues.

The program is designed to accommodate both students with a background in film studies and those just embarking on this rich journey. For those with little or no background in film studies, the program is designed to be a challenging introduction to a thriving national cinema and to film theory. For film studies majors, the program provides a unique opportunity to sharpen critical tools in film analysis and the creative process.

No prior knowledge of French is required. However, intensive language training is provided, thereby helping students develop the skills and confidence to live, study, and conduct research in France. In addition to the language training, students will also be encouraged to participate in a variety of field trips and excursions to develop deeper insight into French culture and history, and how this is reflected in the body of French film.

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.