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Academics

Fields of Study: Humanities, Social Sciences

Study in the global cities of London and Paris, exploring the complex social, political, and economic landscape of each location. Learn how each nation is handling immigration, increasing diversity, and urban conflict. In addition to classroom time, you’ll visit key cultural and historic sites in both cities, bringing your studies to life! With the fast pace of the program, some courses may also include weekend activities.

Unique study opportunities

  • Take a course on the politics of French culinary culture.
  • Listen to visiting experts on topics of criminal justice, riots, and the impact of media in London.
  • Examine relations between France and the Muslim world over the centuries.

Language

Language of Instruction: English

Language Study: Required in Paris

All instruction is in English. However, while in Paris, a survival French language course—City and Language: Pursuing Paris and Unlocking French—is required. Created for beginners, this course will prepare you to order food, go shopping, use public transportation, and interact with locals. 

Courses and Credit

Requirements While Abroad

To successfully complete this program:

  • Take a full-time course of study: Four to five courses for a total of 15-19.5 quarter UC units.
  • In London, your first city, take one culture course and one elective course (you have the option to add an additional concurrent elective course). In Paris, your second city, take one culture course and one elective course. All elective courses are upper-division.
  • Pass/no pass is only available if you choose to take a second elective in London, and it is limited to the culture course in London.
London Paris
1 Elective course (4.5 quarter units) 1 Elective course (4.5 quarter units)
1 Culture course (3 quarter units) 1 Culture course (3 quarter units)
Optional: 1 Elective course (4.5 quarter units)  

To successfully complete this program:

  • Take a full-time course of study: Four to five courses for a total of 15-19.5 quarter UC units.
  • In Paris, your first city, take one culture course and one elective course (you have the option to add an additional concurrent elective course). In London, your second city, take one culture course and one elective course. All elective courses are upper-division.
  • Pass/no pass is only available if you choose to take a second elective in Paris, and it is limited to the culture course in Paris.
Paris London
1 Elective course (4.5 quarter units) 1 Elective course (4.5 quarter units)
1 Culture course (3 quarter units) 1 Culture course (3 quarter units)
Optional: 1 Elective course (4.5 quarter units)  

To successfully complete this program:

  • Take a full-time course of study: Five to six courses for a total of 22.5-27 quarter/15-18 semester UC units. 
  • In London, your first city, take one culture course and one elective course (you have the option to add an additional concurrent elective course). In Paris, your second city, take one culture course for the duration of the program in Paris, along with two consecutive elective courses. All elective courses are upper-division.
  • Pass/no pass is only available if you choose to take a second elective in London, and it is limited to the culture course in London.
London First 5 weeks in Paris Final 6 weeks in Paris
1 Elective course (4.5 quarter/3 semester units) 1 Elective course (4.5 quarter/3 semester units) 1 Elective course (4.5 quarter/3 semester units)
1 Culture course (3 quarter/2 semester units) 1 Culture course (6 quarter/4 semester units, runs for the duration of the program in Paris)
Optional: 1 Elective course (4.5 quarter/3 semester units)  

To successfully complete this program:

  • Take a full-time course of study: Five to six courses for a total of 22.5-27 quarter/15-18 semester UC units.
  • In Paris, your first city, take one culture course and one elective course (you have the option to add an additional concurrent elective course). In London, your second city, take one culture course for the duration of the program in London, along with one elective course followed by the Internship plus Workforce course that accompanies your internship. All elective courses are upper-division.
  • The internship is graded on a pass/no pass basis only. For all other courses, pass/no pass is only available if you choose to take a second elective in Paris, and it is limited to the culture course in Paris.
Paris First 5 weeks in London Final 6 weeks in London
1 Elective course (4.5 quarter/3 semester units) 1 Elective course (4.5 quarter/3 semester units) 1 Internship + Workforce course (4.5 quarter/3 semester units)
1 Culture course (3 quarter/2 semester units) 1 Culture course (6 quarter/4 semester units, runs for the duration of the program in London)
Optional: 1 Elective course (4.5 quarter/3 semester units)  

Current Program Courses

Courses in London - First City

Required Culture Course:
Elective Courses (select one or two):

Exact offerings may vary depending on enrollment and instructor availability. Final course offerings are announced before the start of the program. Recent courses include:

Courses in Paris - Second City

Required Culture Course:
Elective Courses (select one):

Exact offerings may vary depending on enrollment and instructor availability. Final course offerings are announced before the start of the program. Recent courses include:

Courses in Paris - First City

Required Culture Course:
Elective Courses (select one or two):

Exact offerings may vary depending on enrollment and instructor availability. Final course offerings are announced before the start of the program. Recent courses include:

Courses in London - Second City

Required Culture Course:
Elective Courses (select one):

Exact offerings may vary depending on enrollment and instructor availability. Final course offerings are announced before the start of the program. Recent courses include:

Courses in London - First City

Required Culture Course:
Elective Courses (select one or two):

Exact offerings may vary depending on enrollment and instructor availability. Final course offerings are announced before the start of the program. Recent courses include:

Courses in Paris - Second City

Required Culture Course, runs for the duration of the program in Paris:
Elective Courses, first 5 weeks of the program in Paris (select one):

Exact offerings may vary depending on enrollment and instructor availability. Final course offerings are announced before the start of the program. Recent courses include:

Required Elective Course, final 6 weeks of the program in Paris:

You will start your program in Paris, and you will end your program in London where you will complete an internship in addition to your courses.

Courses in Paris - First City

Required Culture Course:
Elective Courses (select one or two):

Exact offerings may vary depending on enrollment and instructor availability. Final course offerings are announced before the start of the program. Recent courses include:

Courses in London - Second City

Required Culture Course, runs for the duration of the program in London:
Elective Courses, first 5 weeks of the program in London (select one):

Exact offerings may vary depending on enrollment and instructor availability. Final course offerings are announced before the start of the program. Recent courses include:

Required Course, final 6 weeks of the program in London:

Catalogs and resources

  • UCEAP Course Catalog Spring Quarter: See a list of courses UC students have taken on this program in London and Paris.
  • UCEAP Course Catalog Spring Semester: See a list of courses UC students have taken on this program in London and Paris.
  • UCEAP Course Catalog Spring Semester with Internship: See a list of courses UC students have taken on this program in London and Paris.
  • Campus Credit Abroad: Learn the types of credit (major, minor, general education, elective) students from your campus received at this location.

Academic culture

This is an intensive quarter/semester of study and will require your rigorous participation. Courses are designed along the American model, with continual assessment and multiple assignments. The focus of the program is careful analysis of British and French society. You’ll be expected to assimilate and then compare and critique what you read, see, and experience around you.

Instructors will welcome questions and lively discussion. Most program faculty are themselves products of British and French traditional academic culture, and will generally admire independence, self-discipline in managing readings and assignments, strong writing skills, and intellectual curiosity.

This program has a strict attendance policy which will be outlined during orientation. Some courses may include required excursions on Fridays, weekends, or holidays.

Grades

You will earn direct UC credit and grades for all coursework. Grades for the quarter package are usually available in early August. Grade for the semester and internship packages are usually available in late September.