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May 3 - 23, 2020

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Visit Paris with expert guides, discover sites many tourists never see and receive university credits (or audit courses for special interest).

This is a unique opportunity to live in France and to appreciate, study and explore the literature, history, art, cinema, politics, and society of Paris. You will spend three weeks in Paris with excursions in the French countryside.

You can take French and Comparative Cultural Studies courses in Paris from May 3 to 23, with Dr. Patrick Bergeron and Dr. Christine Horne. You can either audit the courses or take them for credit. Classes are held in important sites related to French cinema, literature, politics, and history, and in magnificent sites and landmarks of the capital such as:

  • museums
  • historical monuments
  • churches
  • public gardens
  • restaurants
  • sidewalk cafés

Program fee: $4,150. Financial support through bursaries and travel awards is available to current students embarking on travel study. Contact for more information.

Excursions and visits

We will go to legendary landmarks (Notre-Dame cathedral, the Champs-Élysées, the Latin Quarter, the musée d’Orsay, Montmartre, and so many more world-renowned sites) including a full day in Versailles, and have many exceptional visits (allowed only under special permission to UNB).

In the past, we have been able to visit the Sorbonne University, UNESCO, the Canadian Embassy, the Canadian Cultural Centre, the Bank of France, the Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint), the National Assembly, the French Senate, Sainte-Genevieve library (one of the oldest in France), the Comédie-Française, the salon Goncourt in the Drouant restaurant, the Grand Rex movie palace, the Hôtel de la Païva and the National Library of France.

We have also had a nocturnal visit of the Louvre, a Parisian fashion show, a banquet in a renowned restaurant, a night cruise on the Seine River, a tour of the Fragonard perfume factory and of the boutiques that made Paris famous: Chanel, Vuitton, Dior. Some of these visits are exceptional and require special permissions that are only granted to this program.


Travel study participants are expected to participate in 2 courses, one taught by Dr. Patrick Bergeron and one taught by Dr. Christine Horne. Participants not requiring university credit are welcome to audit these courses.

Choose one of the following French courses taught by Dr. Patrick Bergeron, Department of French, UNB:

Choose one of the following courses taught by Dr. Christine Horne, Department of French, UNB:

Note: FR courses are given in French, CCS courses in English. Both courses cover different aspects of Paris.

Trip details

The program will take place May 3 - 23, 2020.

  • Expected departure from Fredericton: Sunday, May 3, 2020
  • Expected arrival in Paris: Monday, May 4, 2020
, Charles-de-Gaulle airport
  • Expected departure from Paris: Saturday, May 23, 2020


Participants and faculty will stay at the Fiap Jean-Monnet.

This quiet hotel, which includes 2 restaurants, is located at 30, rue Cabanis, in the 14th arrondissement, next to the Glacière metro station. In Paris, the Travel Study Program offers triple and quadruple occupancy.

Single and double accommodations are available at a premium (please contact Dr. Patrick Bergeron if you are interested in this option).

You will be provided with accommodation from the night of May 4 until the morning of May 23, 2020.


In Paris, participants will have breakfast and dinner at the Fiap. France is known worldwide as a country of great food and restaurants. We hope to take you to a few hidden treasures, exploring the gastronomy of France.

  • Vagenende
  • Le Bouillon Racine
  • Au pied de cochon
  • Ladurée
  • Le Grand Colbert

Finally, we have often had our final banquet at the historic restaurant Le Procope which lists its former patrons as Napoleon, Voltaire, Benjamin Franklin and Robespierre.

Important travel information

Travel arrangements are the responsibility of the individual participants. 

Do not purchase your plane tickets until you receive the confirmation from the Global Learning and Engagement Office that the program has reached a sufficient number of participants to run.

Travel documentation: You are required to have a valid passport to complete the registration process for a travel study program. A photocopy of your passport is required 45 days prior to the commencement of your program. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to return to Canada.

For more information regarding passports please visit Passport Canada. Students are encouraged to apply for a passport as soon as possible to avoid any delays.

Visa requirements: If you are not a Canadian citizen, you are responsible to check with the consulate of the country you plan to visit and inquire about visa requirements.

Program fee includes:

  • Program registration
  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodations (premium accommodations may be available for an additional fee, please contact Dr. Patrick Bergeron if you are interested in this option).
  • All breakfasts and dinners in Paris
  • Some meals in gastronomic restaurants in Paris
  • A banquet at a renowned restaurant in Paris
  • Weekly passes for metro travel
  • Admission to sites and museums related to program-specific course study

Program fee DOES NOT include:

  • Travel to and from Paris
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Costs associated with changes in your travel plans, or any pre- or post-travel accommodations outside of your Travel Study Program
  • Passport and/or travel visa
  • Textbooks
  • Participation in cultural, religious, or sporting events, or excursions (outside of the course)
  • Spending money, souvenirs, telephone calls, sundry expenses, and lunche
  • Lunches in Paris (about 15-20 Euros per lunch)
  • RER departure ticket to the Charles-de-Gaulle airport (about 10 Euros) on May 23

Once you have registered you will receive:

  • A practical guide for travel in France
  • A series of documents on literary and cinema topics
  • Membership to the group’s Facebook page

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