Global Affairs

France: Globalization, Memory and Visual Culture

Explore the intersection of global visual culture and cultural memory in France and its former empire. Through extensive site visits to memory sites in the city from contemporary spaces of global change, to the historic Arcades, museums, and other sites and institutions, you will engage in discussions about how national and cultural memory have been constructed, shaped, and contested from the era of the French Revolution to the present.


Paris, France

Program Dates:

June 28 - July 19, 2014

Application Deadlines:

Round 1: Sunday, December 7, 2014

Round 2: Sunday, February 8, 2015

Round 3: Sunday, March 15, 2015

More about deadlines and how to apply

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduate seniors who have:

○       96+ earned credits

○       related course work

○       approval from the faculty director as well as their advisor

  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution

Suggested Majors/Professions:

  • Media, Culture, and Communication
  • International Education
  • Global Education

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.


MCC-GE 2169 Section 099 (Class Number 7197) - Globalization, Memory and Visual Culture (4 points). 

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion

2013 Course Syllabus


Nicholas Mirzoeff, Department of Media, Culture and Communication, Department Chair. Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. See a full bio.

Charles Talcott, Assistant Professor of Global Communications and Comparative Literature and English, The American University of Paris. See a full bio.


2014 Graduate Tuition: $1,422 per point plus registration and services fees

Undergraduate Tuition: if enrolling in an undergraduate course number, your tuition will reflect the current undergraduate cost per point

Bursar’s payment deadline dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2014 Housing Fees: $900

2014 Activity Fees: $500

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar billing schedule.

International airfare to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students must purchase their own round-trip tickets and are responsible for their own accommodation for travel beyond the program dates.

Student will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayama Google Flights and for student rates.


Housing arranged by the Office of Academic Initiatives and Global Programs

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Please keep in mind that flights arriving into Paris typically depart New York a day in advance.

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date. 

Visa: US citizens require a valid passport and do not require a visa for visits to France of less than six months in duration. All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements.

Helpful links: US State Department, Center for Disease Control, Lonely Planet Guide

Weather: In Paris, July temperatures tend to be milder than in New York, usually in the low 70°s (Fahrenheit).

Helpful Links: BBC Weather