Every summer Parsons Paris offers two three-week sessions of summer intensive course offerings for pre-collge [high school] as well as college [university] and adult students in a range of fields from fashion to trend spotting, explorations in drawing, design management, food design and curatorial practice. The courses typically meet every day and often involve field trips around Paris in order to find inspiration for final projects. On the last day of the second session there was Open Studios to share work and see what other classes had created. Friends and family were of course welcome too.
The Food Design class spent the first half of the class in Paris (visiting the largest vineyard in Ile-de-France in the photo—can you spot the Eiffel Tower?) before heading to Elisava in Barcelona for the second part.
For Masters students there was The Period Room as Curatorial Practice which involved many visits to museums and historic places throughout the city. Photography wasn’t always allowed inside, but check out the @parsonsparisMA Instagram account for a taste.
Parsons Paris summer program registration is managed by third party host API Study Abroad, who manage cultural activities and weekend trips in France throughout the summer session. In addition to learning something new, students make some great friends too!
Learn more about Parsons Paris summer programs on our website.