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The Art of Paris: Gothic Cathedrals

Program Highlights


May Session 2015: May 23- June 7, 2015


OSU Sponsored





Academic Credit

Art History

Application Deadline

January 1, 2015
Term: 1154


Some coursework in Art History, French or Medieval Studies;
Good academic standing;
Cumulative 2.5 GPA

Program Costs

Ohio State Tuition + $4,122 (See "Program Costs" Section for details)

Contact Information

Kelsey Poole (.117)

Resident Directors

Karl Whittington
Art History


This study abroad program investigates the art and architecture of medieval Paris and the surrounding region. The focus will be on the architecture and decoration of gothic cathedrals, particularly from the 13th and 14th centuries. Students will spend the first two weeks of May Session in Columbus doing preparatory coursework, reading and research and will then travel with the instructor to Paris for two weeks of intensive study of the objects and buildings themselves. After initial reserach in Columbus, students will each present and introduce to the group a work of art or architecture in Paris.


For the first two weeks students will be in Columbus, Ohio. The final two weeks will be spent in Paris, France and surrounding areas including day trips to Chartres, Reims and Amiens.

Paris is a cosmopolitan city of deep and vibrant contrasts. With over 2,000 years of history and its status as a world capital, Paris is a city with much to offer and discover. Whether you want to see its museums and monuments, or take advantage of its diversity from visiting quartiers where other languages such as Arabic or Vietnamese mix with French, you will certainly learn a great deal as you adapt to this megalopolis.

Courses and Credits

Admitted participants are required to register in 3 hours of History of Art 4050 for May session.


Students will be based in a centrally located hotel. All breakfasts and some group meals will be included.

Program Costs

Students are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $4,122 program fee. The program fee includes international airfare, accommodation, some meals, in country transportation, all entries to sites and international supplement insurance. It does not cover non-group meals, personal expenses and spending money. This program has been generously subsidized by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Students enrolled full time in spring semester may take up to three credits during the May session with no tuition costs. Fees, however, will continue to be charged. Tuition for enrollment beyond three credits will also be charged.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.

Application Information

Applicants must submit the Office of International Affairs Study Abroad Application online via Buckeyelink. Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed to your Statement of Account. The application fee will be refunded only if you are not accepted or submit a written request to withdraw your application prior to the application deadline.


Students should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarships deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

Special Petition Process

In the event that a U.S. Department of State travel warning is issued for this country, study abroad will be possible only by special petition.* If a travel warning exists at the time of acceptance, the petition must be included as part of the program acceptance materials. If a travel warning is issued after acceptance to the program, participants will be asked by their Office of International Affairs study abroad coordinator to submit a petition at that time. All petitions are reviewed by the International Travel Policy Committee and subject to approval by the Provost.


In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must meet program requirements, as well as OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Passports are required for every Ohio State study abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about applying for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.

Ohio State Funding Opportunities: oia.osu.edu
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel warnings/country specific information)
Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov/travel (geographic health recommendations)
The Art of Paris: Medieval: go.osu.edu/ArtParis

Contact Us
Information about Getting Started sessions and study abroad coordinator advising hours can be viewed at http://oia.osu.edu/study-abroad.html. Questions about study abroad programs can be directed to abroadadvisor@osu.edu. The Office of International Affairs is located in Oxley Hall, 1712 Neil Avenue.

*Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement in this handout, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula, and courses. The Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program for which a State Department travel warning is in effect. It is the policy of Ohio State not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or handicap in matters of admission, employment, housing, or services in the educational programs which it administers in accordance with civil rights legislation.