Syracuse University – Paris Noir, Summer Study Abroad Program

Syracuse University’s renowned Paris Noir summer program, developed 16 years ago by African-American studies professor Janis Mayes is still taking applications. Paris Noir allows students to intimately learn about the influence and dynamics of Black culture, literature, and experience in Paris, both past and present from June 7 to July 12. Like a jazz composition, the 5-week summer seminar is arranged to convey variations and diverse interpretations of the “Paris Noir” theme and features panel discussions, poetry readings, and visits to community theater workshops, working artists’ studios, nightclubs, concerts, African markets, and restaurants.

For more information contact Kelsey Hanbach at or Prof. Janis Mayes at; or visit