- Dates of Course: May 25 - June 8, 2018 (dates subject to slight change)
- NOTE: Summer abroad programs count toward summer credit. This may affect your financial aid needs for the year, and for graduating seniors may affect your graduation status. Make sure to check with financial aid and your academic advisor early on.
- Location: Paris, France; classes held at NYU-Paris campus
- Housing: Single dorm housing available
- Passport: Must be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area; must have at least 1 blank page per stamp
- Note for 16-month students: Students in the 16-month program are unable to be absent from field or class in the summer session; given the compressed nature of the program there is insufficient time available to make up missed field hours. 16-month students can, however, take a Jterm global course the winter of their second year, when they are on the same schedule as the two year program.
For centuries France (Paris in particular) has been lauded as the "capital" of love. This intensive three (3) credit elective will explore partner and family relationships and the practices and policies for working with families. Students will examine the policies and services for same sex marriage, intimate partner violence and support for new parents, as reflections of social norms in the United States and France. Students will also learn about the most prevalent clinical models for couples and family therapy in both countries, and consider the beliefs the underlay similarities and differences. The course will examine help-seeking behavior regarding family problems, the expense and accessibility of family therapy and the education of clinicians who are preparing to work with couple, parenting and family relationships.