The African and African American Studies Program (AAAS) offers an FSP in Paris, France, entitled Afro/Black Paris: The African Diaspora in the City of Light. The AAAS Paris FSP takes place in one of the most extraordinary destinations in the world. It embodies experiential learning and is intensive, interdisciplinary, and immersive. Comprised of three courses taught in English, this Program offers a unique opportunity to explore “another Paris,” the exceptional and lived-experience that we refer to as Afro/Black Paris, described by former students as “life-altering!”
Nowhere has a metropolis in mainland Europe been so historically and socially transformed by a fascinating diversity of people from countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas. What accounts for that presence? What are the lived experiences of people who self-identify and/or are identified as “b/Black,” that is, “n/Noir.e.s.”? What are the implications of this lived reality in France today? These are among the questions we will explore.