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Paris, France

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African and African American Studies

This program is offered once every two years




The Department of African and African American Studies (AAAS) offers an FSP in Paris, France, entitled Afro/Black Paris: The African Diaspora in the City of Light. This FSP takes students on a journey not to an actual place per se in France, but rather through a lived experience in one of the most extraordinary destinations in the world. Nowhere to the same degree has a European city been so enriched and transformed by Africans and their descendants, including African Americans. Comprised of two courses taught in English and one French language course for beginners, this FSP offers a unique opportunity to explore "another Paris," an adventure described by former students as "life-altering!"

Check out "Afro Black Paris FSP," a short film by Kalia Hunter '21, and also "African Americans in France" to learn about the Afro/Black Paris experience. 

Associate Professor Trica Keaton, Dartmouth College, is the Founder and Faculty Director. 




Faculty Director


Afro/Black Paris through Language 

Afro/Black Paris: Past, Present, and Future 

Decolonizing the French Museum: The Memory and Legacies of Black Enslavement 


Preference will be given to students who have taken at least one course in AAAS and with Professor Keaton. Priority will also be given to students who are interested in learning not only about Afro/Black Paris, but also, about Paris and France more broadly. T


Participants will live in dormitories for one part of the program and in shared self-catered apartments/flats equipped with kitchen facilities for preparing meals for another part of the program. In both situations, students should expect to share a bedroom and bathroom with other students. All students committed to this program will complete a housing preference form for shared housing and roommate placements. 


Tuition and Fees

The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for each program by clicking on the appropriate term under "Financing Your Program". The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.


Financial Aid

In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term.

Students are responsible for purchasing their own plane tickets and, in many cases, meals. Often, families find that they owe less for billable items for study away terms but will instead use more of their expected family contribution towards indirect costs such as the flight and meals. For help sorting out who pays what and how, contacting the Financial Aid office is often advisable.  

Students are responsible for purchasing their own plane tickets and, in many cases, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition. For help sorting out who pays what and how, contacting the Financial Aid office is often advisable.  

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