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Arts in Paris

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Students are expected to enroll in a minimum of four courses for a maximum total of 20 credits. This will generally consist of one language course, one or two art history courses, and one or two studio art courses, but other combinations and arrangements are possible.

(For more course information please visit our class description page.)

The teaching methodology employed in the program is based on dynamic interactive activities incorporating frequent site visits, painting in the Louvre, etc. In language courses, up-to-date audio and video materials and activities such as role-playing are used to improve linguistic comprehension and understanding of everyday French life and culture.

Credits at Wells Study Abroad

Studio art courses carry three to four credit hours; most art history courses carry three credit hours; music and dance courses carry two credits; the language course carries up to eight credit hours. Students can earn up to 20 Wells College credits, which are usually transferable to any other American institution, since Wells is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

"I chose the Wells exchange program for a main reason, my interest of art. However, when I arrived in Paris and as I lived there. I not only enjoyed the artistic qualities and characteristics of the classes, teachers, trips, but I truly benefited from the smallness of the program. A group of eighteen people became my family along with the directors, teachers and advisors...Even if the Wells exchange program is small in quantity, the quality is larger than one can imagine. Through the opportunities we had and care we were given it was more than a study abroad program, it was an experience. One I will never forget." (S.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Academic Calendar

The Arts in Paris program is offered in both the fall and the spring semesters; students may also enroll for a full academic year. The semesters run for 15 weeks, from September 1 to December 17 for the fall semester and from mid-January to late April/early May for the spring semester for the 2006-2007 academic year.

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Photos courtesy of Kali Vermès

Professor Amy J. Staples - Director of Arts in Paris
Wells College 170 Main Street Aurora, NY 13026
Office: 315-364-3258 | Secretary: 315-364-3288 | Fax: 315-364-3257