Monthly Archives: June 2013

The University of Kent’s Paris Summer School has left scholars pining for the city they now love

Following the theme of ‘revolutions’, the two week Paris Summer School tackled a wide range of academic disciplines; from  avant-garde architecture, middle East uprisings and historical and political revolution to immigration to France, heritage management, self-expression and the use of new technologies to tell a story.

Every day a different excursion complemented the day’s learning. Highlights included a private opening of a philosophy cafe in the Marais for thought-provoking discussions, a guided tour of the castle and garden of Versailles and a peek at a hidden library with wondrous architecture.

The Paris Summer School’s ‘piece de resistance’ was watching the sunset  over Paris from the students’ roof terrace then claiming a deckchair in the Roman Arena to enjoy the capital’s Festival des Nouveaux Cinemas.

Dr Ana de Medeiros, Academic Director of the University of Kent at Paris commented,

It was a wonderful opportunity for our very best students to learn something new and discover Paris. They gained confidence, opened their minds to new subjects, became comfortable in a whole new environment, made new friends and even tried out some French! I am sure that these extra skills will all be extremely valuable in their future careers.

20 students arrive for two week Summer School at University of Kent, Paris!

This afternoon, 20 first class undergraduate students from the University of Kent will arrive to participate in the first ever Summer School at the University of Kent, Paris.

An initiative forming part of the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations, a total of 55 scholarships (5 more than originally announced) were awarded to Kent’s strongest students to enable them to attend the two-week Paris or Brussels Summer Schools.

With over 450 applications, competition was fierce. 20 students from across all faculties were awarded scholarships to study at the University of Kent at Paris for the first two weeks of June.

Students’ tuition, travel, accommodation, lunches and daily visits are all included in the scholarship award and Lecturers from Canterbury will travel to Paris to teach on the subject of ‘revolutions’ and then lead trips to museums and places of interest related to the day’s learning.

We are all looking forward to a busy, fun and intellectually stimulating fortnight in our favourite city!
Welcome to Paris!