Global Africana Studies Experience

Faroe Islands
Global Africana Studies Experience
Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
Spring BreakDecember 1late Februarymid MarchBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.5
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Freshman, Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • UA Direct Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Hotel
  • Program Type
  • Short Term Explorations
    UA Faculty-led
Program Overview

The Global Africana Studies Experience offers students the unique opportunity to spend 10 days in Paris, France, where they experience the culture and visit the locations we read about and discuss throughout the semester in AFAS 421: When African Americans Came to Paris.  Students create a collaborative video documenting their time in Paris, complete an End of Course Project, and work on and implement an Augmented Reality Project, augmenting a variety of locations throughout the city of Paris.

NOTE: Students must be enrolled in AFAS 421: When African Americans Came to Paris and AFAS 497P for the Spring 2019 semester in order to participate in this program.  For more information, please see the "Academics" tab below.


Tentative 2019 dates: February 28 - March 9 (Abroad)

To participate in the Global Africana experience, students must enroll in the following spring semester courses:

  • AFAS 497P Global Africana Studies Experience (1 unit)
  • AFAS 421 When African Americans Came to Paris (3 units)


Students will stay at the Citadines Paris Saint-Germain-des-Prés with four-person occupancy to each room.  Breakfast is included each morning.


Dr. Bryan Carter is an Associate Professor in Africana Studies at the University of Arizona.

Links of Interest

Scholarship Opportunities

Africana Studies Award to Paris, France (official scholarship page here)

Amount: Up to $1,000

Open to: All University of Arizona undergraduate students in good standing, although preference will be given to Africana Studies majors and minors


  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Unofficial copy of your transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one must be from a supporting faculty member at the University of Arizona)
  • Statement of intent in which you answer the following three questions (total length for all three questions should be between 800-1,000 words):
    • Why is studying abroad important to one's education?
    • What are your personal objectives and how will this program in Paris, France help you achieve them?
    • What can you contribute to this program as a member of the group?

Deadline: November 30, 2018, at 4 p.m.

Please submit all the application materials above to Ms. Marcela Thompson at

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