Social and Political Influences on French Labor

France is considered one of the great cultural capitals of the world and has one of the top five economies in the world. What type of worker can support this economy?  The focus of this course is to visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world and examine the worker which makes it all happen.

This course is designed for the student who is considering working for a globally focused company, wants to learn a differing view on the relationship between work and leisure, wish to know more about France other than where the Eiffel Tower is and/or enjoys a broadening of their cultural knowledge.


We will discuss topics regarding the French worker and society each morning and visit a relevant site or company in the afternoon.  In addition, to the classroom study, we will explore Paris’s major attractions, visit Versailles, have a course on French wines, enjoy traditional French cuisine, and see Paris’s fashion centers.

This course is a 10 day travel course in Paris, where we will discuss the current and historical major events that have resulted in France being the fifth largest economy in the world.


`What did previous students say about the trip

Reflection Paper – Blake

Reflection Paper – Courtney

Paris Reflection – Gregg

Paris Reflection Paper – Lucas

How to register for the course




Reading Material

Doing Business in France


Immigration and Minority Issues in the EU


Origins of the EU


Politics in France

French Labor


French Management and Education


Origins and Reform of French Welfare System


Things going on in France

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