On Display: Cultures of Paris & Amsterdam


W&J JayTerm Travel Course - January 2020

See the bucket-list worthy sights of Paris!

Stroll the charming canals of Amsterdam!

Engage in a unique, cross cultural adventure!

What will I learn?

This course examines the cultures of France and The Netherlands with special emphasis on

displays of women’s bodies in art, fashion, media and performance. The course is primarily

concerned with the ways in which bodily representations reflect social and political attitudes

about gender, power and sexuality, and how these attitudes change across different historical

periods. Students will navigate between genres and media, assess how works of art were then

perceived, and discuss the position of women. Students will also engage in activities that

encourage the development of intercultural competency and offer new lenses in their approach to

the subject matter. This travel course focuses on sites in Paris and Amsterdam including

museums, theaters, Cathedrals and neighborhoods.

Credit value: 2 W&J credits

Counts as JayTerm 2020 course

We'll start the journey with a Welcome Dinner cruise on the Seine

We'll explore the infamous Louvre museum, where you can see the Mona Lisa and Winged Victory, among many other world-renowned works

You'll have the chance to experience cafe culture when you take a break from exploring the narrow, winding streets of Paris.

Consider social issues surrounding sex work in The Netherlands

What Else is on the Agenda?


Explore the unique neighborhoods of Paris

visit the Picasso Museum

see the famous clock at Musee D'Orsay

Explore Pere Lachaise cemetary

See modern art at Centre Pompidou

Climb to the top of the Arc de Triomphe

Live like a local student as you visit the Latin Quarter on the left bank

Optional day trip to Disney Paris or Chateau Versailles


Visit the Anne Frank House

Tour the red light district

Visit the Van Gogh Museum

Get an IAMsterdam card

Farewell Dinner

What's Included

  • Round-trip airfare and ground transportation from the airport in Paris
  • Shared occupancy lodging in hotels with breakfast every day, plus a stipend for most meals
  • Train ride from Paris to Amsterdam
  • Transportation passes for unlimited use in Paris and Amsterdam
  • All museum and activity entrance fees
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

Anticipated dates are January 6-18, 2020

Cost: $3,500

Payment Schedule

  • September 30: $1,900 due ($1,600 due if you have already paid a $300 deposit)
  • October 31: final $1,600 due

Students should expect to pay for some meals and souvenirs. Visit the business office to make a payment.

Please note that any funds that have been committed towards program costs are likely not refundable. Please ask us if you have questions.

Who is Leading this Course?

Danielle Ficco, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Sociology


Sara Kochuba, M.A.

Director of Study Abroad


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