Global Affairs

France: Media, Governance, and Diversity

Investigate grassroots media practices in the United States, France, and in other countries. You’ll collaboratively produce a short video concerned with social justice and cultural diversity as well as create shorter “on-the-spot” videos. Gain technical skills and deepen your understanding of citizen journalism and critical-situational media.


Paris, France

Program Dates:

June 7 - June 28, 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 adviser

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

Suggested Majors/Professions:

  • Media and Culture
  • Communication

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


4 Points. Offered through Media, Culture, and Communication

MCC-GE 2384 Secition 099 (Class Number 3153) - Topics in Globalization: Media and Cultural Globalization in France (4 points). 

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

2013 draft syllabus


Jamie Bianco, Clinical Professor, Department of Media, Culture and Communication, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. 

John Downing, Professor of International Communication, Southern Illinois University and the American University of Paris.


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 in partnership with NYU Paris in university residence halls. Accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above

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.

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

Helpful Links: BBC Weather