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ASU: Paris: Photography, Architecture, and the City of Lights
Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Earn ASU Credit: View Pre-Approved Courses
Cost Sheets Summer
Areas of Study:
Architecture, Arts/Design, Engineering, Fine Arts
Program Type:
Faculty Directed
Internships Available:
GPA Requirement:
Graduate Courses Available:
College Sponsor:
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Language of Instruction:
Minimum Class Standing:
02 - Sophomore
International Coordinator:
Ilana Waldman
Available to Non-ASU Students:
  Program Details




Join Professor Penny Ann Dolin and Professor Chad Westover on this unique photographic trip to Paris. Professor Dolin is an accomplished commercial photographer with a special focus on architecture. Professor Westover is an accomplished photographer as well, and both professors teach in the Graphic Information Technology program.  They will help you see the world differently, no matter your level of expertise!  Visit with other professors in Paris from top educational institutions such as the Sorbonne.  Research how and why the great architecture of Paris was developed and designed.  Develop a visual appreciation for the style and design of the city through the creation of your own photo book.  This program will serve to deepen the understanding of the history and grandeur of what has been called the world’s favorite city.

Quick Facts

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.



Location Details

Paris is considered one of the world’s best preserved cities from the perspective of buildings and monuments. From the 1600’s to present, great buildings and bridges have been built to glorify religion and regimes. It is the capital of France, the largest country of Western Europe.  From a photographic standpoint, it’s a visual feast and many photographic principles can be learned while enjoying the great architecture. From the beautiful boulevards and parks designed by Baron Haussmann for the Emperor Napoleon to the cutting edge architecture of La Defense at the city's Eastern end, to the brand new Frank Gehry-designed Foundation Louis Vuitton, this exciting program will brings a deeper understanding of the urban development of Paris, both from an historical perspective and an understanding of its current cosmopolitan vibrancy.  Access the full itinerary here!

Visa Information

It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Payment and Withdrawal Policies

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.


The goal of this course is to develop a better understanding of architectural photography and the rich architectural resource that is Paris. Each student will develop an iBook of images and descriptions of the architecture visited as his/her final project. All students will gain an appreciation of the aesthetic and technical approaches to great architecture.

Eligibility Requirements

This program is open to all students with a GPA of 2.5, pending approval by the faculty director.  Exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis, please contact the faculty director.


GIT 494: Paris: Photography, Architecture and the City of Lights (undergraduates)*
GIT 598: Paris: Photography, Architecture and the City of Lights (graduate students)

*GIT 494 will meet a technical elective for Graphic Information Technology majors.

Students in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts may be eligible to receive credit specific to their degree program through petitioning the School of Art.  It is highly recommended to complete the petition process prior to confirming to the program.  Please complete this form and submit it to your School of Art advisor.

Click here to access the syllabus for this course.

All students must bring a laptop with them on this program.  In addition, students must also bring a camera.  Preferable qualifications include a camera that can switch out lenses and has a manual mode.  Students should bring a prosumer DSLR model or above.  A limited number of cameras may be available for loan from Professor Dolin.  Please contact her for more specific details concerning specs, brands, and loan availability.

Students participating on this program may wish to enroll in the Gateway to French course offered during the spring session B semester preceding the summer program.  This course is designed for non-speakers of French to gain basic language skills to help them during their study abroad experience. For more information, please consult this flyer.  Please note that enrollment in this course is entirely separate from the study abroad program.




Faculty Director

Professor Penny Ann Dolin
Associate Professor of Practice
Graphic Information Technology, Program Chair
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
147 Technology Center
Polytechnic Campus
phone: 480-727-1324

Additional Faculty

Professor Chad Westover
Lecturer, Graphic Information Technology
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
144 Technology Center
Polytechnic Campus
phone: 480-727-1558


Jade Silva
Sr Coordinator - Student Engagement
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
phone: 480-727-2013
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Hotel Generator - Paris

Program Housing

Your residence for this program will be at the Paris Hotel Generator, located in the heart Paris, near to the Metro, museum, and galleries. There is internet access and private baths. Breakfast is provided daily. Numerous excellent restaurants are in the area.


Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States.There will be a great deal of walking and climbing during the program.  Paris is not well-suited for those that need assistance with stairs or carrying their cameras and materials. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

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Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2018 is $5,350.

Program Fee includes: ASU tuition for three credit hours, centrally located student accommodation, airport transfers, Paris Metro transportation pass, daily breakfast and some dinners, a full-time program director in Paris, entrance into museums and historical sites, and international health insurance. Not included: Airfare to and from Paris, most meals, passport, spending money, independent travel, and personal expenses.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program Cost Sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.  **Please note that the estimated expenses on the cost sheet may be higher or lower depending on the price of your plane ticket and/or your spending habits.  They are estimates only, designed to help you make an inclusive financing plan for your program, and are not guaranteed to be accurate reflections of your particular situation.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program


  Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018
Rolling Admission 05/12/2018 05/26/2018
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
This program is currently not accepting applications.