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
- 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
- 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
Email us to sign up!
all details on this page are as accurate as we can make them, but are subject to change.