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CISaustralia Italy, France, Netherlands, Czech Republic Short-term Study Abroad
Aix-en-Provence, France; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Paris, France; Prague, Czech Republic; Rome, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer (Dec - Feb)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
Program Type:
Non-Exchange Short-Term
Short-term Type:
Coursework, Site Visits
Short-term Duration:
2-3 weeks
Program Description:


January in Italy, France, the Netherlands and Czech Republic

Location: Aix-en-Provence, France; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Paris, France; Prague, Czech Republic; Rome, Italy
Program dates: 2 – 18 January 2018
Application deadline: 15 October 2017
Duration: 2 weeks

Host: IAU College
Provider: CIS Australia

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Program Description
Enjoy the culture and cuisine of France, admire the architecture and history of Rome, lose yourself in the Canal Belt of Amsterdam, and delight in the emerging nature of Prague. This program utilises the cities themselves as your classroom, also utilising local experts and guides to provide authentic insight into what makes each city unique (and also similar) in their status as European hubs of art and culture.
This study tour will showcase some of the best of Europe and students will explore the cities’ culture and urban settings from the late nineteenth-century through to contemporary times. The six unique cities have much art and culture to offer, and you will get to study some places of inspiration for artists including Petronius, Alexandre Dumas and Franz Kafka.

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Academic Information

Language: Classes are instructed in English.
Relevant subject areas: Arts and Social Sciences (European Studies, French, Literature, History)

Courses available
- European Studies 303: Europe and the Urban Space
- Anthropology 301: The Artist and the City
- Literature 375: The European City in Literature
- Communications 375: The European City in the Visual Arts
- Geography 201: Europe and its Cities 

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Useful Information 

Local Overview
This study-tour offers a mix of cities – students will begin with strolling through the buzzing streets of Rome. One of the world’s great art cities, it has so much to offer, from the enthralling art and culture, to the delectable food and wine, to the ancient ruins and historical sites. Just over a week in the stunning French cities will be a sight for sore eyes, with amazing architecture, elegant and sophisticated boutique-laden streets, classic sites, gorgeous landscapes and so much more. To add to the diversity, Prague is truly beautiful and fascinating, exuding a mix of historic, dark, gothic and chic elements.
Accommodation is provided in a combination of 3-star hotels, guest houses, hostels and apartments. All rooms are shared between program participants of the same gender. Further details are provided with a final detailed itinerary closer to the departure date. Accommodation varies according to availability in the respective city.
Host institution
The program is hosted by IAU College, France. IAU is one of Europe’s premier academic centres, located in Aix-en-Provence. The college places strong emphasis on immersion in French language and culture. IAU will provide experts from a various disciplines and backgrounds to provide students with a unique academic insight into the locations visited throughout this academic travelling program.

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Program Fee: $7,750 AUD
Program fee includes: 
- Tuition fees
- Accommodation in 3- and 4-star hotels
- Breakfast daily and some dinners
- Entrance fees to all museums and guest lecture venues
- Medical and accident insurance
- CISaustralia support before, during and after the program
- Academic, financial and travel advising
- Pre-departure orientation
- Airport pick up
- On-site orientation
- Intra-European transportation to and from each city
- IAU College official transcript
- CIS Certificate of Completion

OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.

How to Apply

Applications for January 2018 are now open!
To apply to this program you need to submit an application to Sydney Abroad and CIS Australia. The Sydney Abroad application will provide you with the ability to apply for academic credit towards your University of Sydney course. The CIS Australia website provide the course syllabus, which you will need to request approval from your faculty to receive academic credit towards your University course. When you click on the link to apply to CIS Australia, read through the instructions and submit a 'Study Abroad Application'. 

CIS Australia have the final decision on whether you are accepted to participate in this program, however your faculty have the final decision on whether you are able to receive academic credit for this program. It is not a requirement of CIS Australia programs that you are approved to receive academic credit.