Global Africana Studies Experience

Program Facts

Program Type: UA Faculty-led

Credit Type: UA Direct Credit

Level of Study: Graduate , Undergraduate

GPA: 2.5

Class Eligibility: Freshman , Graduate , Junior , Senior , Sophomore

Language of Instruction: English

Program Open To: UA Students

Explore Global Africana Studies Experience

This program will run again for Spring Break 2025! 

The Global Africana Studies Experience offers students the unique opportunity to spend just over a week in Paris, France, where they experience key course material come alive! Students visit well-known and beloved locations like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, but also significant African American expatriate sites such as jazz clubs, ethnic neighborhoods, and restaurants as well as other significant locations where Black artists, entertainers and intellectuals worked, played or lived.

The Global Africana Studies Experience is led by Dr. Bryan Carter, Associate Professor in Africana Studies at the University of Arizona.

Students will earn 1 credit of AFAS 497P for participation in this program. 


Arizona International scholarships: 

Departmental scholarships:

External scholarships:

Location: Paris, France

Start discovering Paris here through the Paris Visitors Bureau website!


Good To Know

LGBTQ+ Equality Index rating: France rates 77/100 (with 100 being the most equal) on Equaldex’s LGBTQ+ Equality Index.

Global Peace Index rating: France ranks 67/163 in the Global Peace Index. The lower the score, the more peaceful the country.

Language Spoken: French


Housing: Hotel

Students stay in four-person rooms at the extended-stay "apart'hotel" Citadines Paris Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Breakfast is included.

View a past Global Africana Studies Experience project below:

Term: Spring Break
Application Deadline: November 15
Start Date: early March
End Date: mid-March

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