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  • Locations: Lyon, France; Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Budget Sheets: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Hotel Academic Courses: JCS, MOT
Program Length: Short-Term Faculty-Led Program Type: Faculty Led
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Office Location: Study Abroad Office JAAC 1009
Program Fee: $6500
Program Description:

Belmont in France 




In the late 1980s, French New Wave icon Jacques Rivette noted, “A few years ago, I thought that you could no longer make films in Paris; I was wrong. Paris is constantly on the move and you could still shoot 500 or 5,000 films there.” Since 1895 when the Lumière brothers made their (and the world’s) first public screening of moving pictures, Paris has remained a primary site for film production and consumption. On this trip, students will have the opportunity to consider this profound and special relationship between the capital city and the 7th art. Students will visit film and art museums, tour famous film sites and historic places, do archival research, write a script, and make a short film.

  • Guided Museum Tours
  • Cinémathèque Française
  • Centre Pompidou
  • Louvre
  • Musée D’Orsay
  • Bateau Mouche cruise and dinner on
    the Seine River
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur Basilica
  • Notre-Dame and the Sainte Chappelle Cathedrals
  • Père Lachaise Cemetery, Bastille, Belleville
  • Movie Theater outings with dinner
  • Three-night trip to Lyon with tour of the Institut Lumière and open air theater

All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the Gen Ed core or the specified major. You must participate in at least one course offered in France. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.
  • MOT 3950: A Living History of French Cinema in Paris (counts as MOT 3895): The course considers movements pre- and post-World War I and II, including French Impressionism, Surrealism, and Poetic Realism, explores Francophone filmmakers, considers the cinéma du look, and contemporary French film.
  • MOT 2950: Doc Filmmaking in Paris (counts as MOT 2895): In this course, we will consider what documentary filmmaking entails, and then you will follow your personal inspiration to make a short doc based on experiences in Paris.
  • MOT 3950: Junior Cornerstone: Collaborative Screenwriting in Paris (counts as MOT 3895): The course will be structured and function like a TV writers’ room, however, the “room” will be the city of Paris itself. Groups of students will create the premise for the scripts, build character arcs, and break story acts and scenes to take place at the iconic locations we visit: The Louvre. Notre Dame Cathedral. Cafes. Trains. The Eiffel Tower. Lyon. This course serves as Fine Arts Junior Cornerstone, or toward the Motion Pictures major requirements.

ENG 3950: Third Year Writing (English 3010; satisfies BELL CORE requirement)
REL 3950: Religion Jr. Cornerstone (Path A or B; satisfies BELL CORE requirement)
INB 3950: (satisfies BBA Core Business requirement for International Business 3300)


1. Program Fee: $6,500: 
This fee will include round-trip airfare from Nashville, housing, some meals, fares (métro,museum, and more) group events, group travel, and student health insurance.
Costs not covered by the program fee include: Individual meals, non-Belmont outings, and other personal expenditures.  

2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the special study abroad tuition rate of 2/3 off the cost of normal Maymester tuition. For every 3 hours of study abroad credit you register for, you pay for only one hour.  

Program Deposit: $500 due at time of acceptance 


Faculty-Led Application Process
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
  • Spring Break Programs: November 15
  • Maymester Programs: February 1
  • Summer Programs: February 15 
How to Apply
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply. 
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in. 
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application. 



Amy Bertram, PhD
Motion Pictures Department, CURB JOHNSON CENTER 468

Stephen Hauser
Motion Pictures Department, CURB
stephen.hauser@belmont.eduJOHNSON CENTER 469
Will Akers
Motion Pictures Department, CURB
will.akers@belmont.eduJOHNSON CENTER 465

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.