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An aerial view of the Arch de Triomphe in Paris, France.

Program at a Glance

Multiple Universities

Country France, United Kingdom - England
City London, Paris
Class Level So, Jr, Sr
Experience Type Multi-site
Minimum GPA 2.5
Term Spring qtr, Spring sem
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Experience life in London and Paris, two of the most epic cities in the world. In this action-packed program, you’ll discover the cultures, social movements, and politics of both countries. Courses span topics in health, immigration, national identity, and human rights. It’s ideal for all UC students, especially political science and sociology majors. In the semester program, you can add an internship—giving your professional career international shine. Each program activity expands your ability to interact and immerse in the local culture. On guided city tours, visit iconic sites and royal stomping grounds like Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Versailles.

Where you'll study

London Study Center

The London Study Center is in a beautiful, multi-story building just steps from the British Museum, Covent Garden, and Soho. The bright, beautiful classrooms are each equipped with laptops, digital projectors, and white boards. You can also use the computer lab, library, study room, and student lounge with wireless Internet throughout the building. About ten minutes from the center is the London administrative office. The admin office is adjacent to a variety of restaurants and cafés, making it a convenient stop for advising sessions and other check-ins with UCEAP staff.

Paris Study Center

Courses for this program are held at a study center complex that houses classrooms, a computer lab, a library, and a resource center where you can pick up mail and use Wi-Fi. The building sits deep within a courtyard off of the rue du Faubourg St. Antoine, a street formerly famous for interior designers and furniture factories. One of the city’s most vibrant and diverse areas, the neighborhood is home to the Opéra Bastille and the historical Place de la Bastille. Unattached to a university, the city of Paris itself is incorporated into coursework as a “living laboratory” with site visits, local cultural activities, and lectures from prominent scholars based in the area. You will find Paris to be a fascinating mix of cultures with many layers where the old and the new intersect on a daily basis. Within easy reach of metro stops, train stations, and bus lines, the study center offers convenient and quick access to all of the city and its suburbs.