Graphic Design Junior Attending Parsons Paris This Fall

Jennifer Kaplan, the first UArts student selected for this unique exchange program, will blog about her experience in the City of Lights

Jennifer Kaplan ’13 (Graphic Design) is the first University of the Arts student to be selected for a unique exchange program with Parsons Paris School of Art and Design, where she will study this fall.

Organized through the Office of the Provost at the University of the Arts, this new partnership with Parsons Paris – or École Parsons à Paris as it’s more frequently referred to – adds to an ever-expanding list of study abroad opportunities available at UArts.

The Long Island, N.Y., native will blog about her experience while studying in the heart of Paris.

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Currently a junior in the Graphic Design department, Jennifer’s strong background in writing inspired her love of typography as a vehicle for the written word. Drawn to places like Philadelphia and Paris that are rich in arts and history, she aims to make the most of her three and a half months in the City of Lights.

Facilities at Parsons Paris include sky-lit studios used for drawing, painting and sculpture that surround a central courtyard, as well as a photography studio, printmaking room, fashion atelier, computer labs and an in-house gallery featuring exhibits by both professional artists and Parsons Paris students alike. Jennifer will also have access to the resources available at the renowned Centre Pompidou.

“I hope going to Paris will broaden my horizons, expand my opportunities and supplement the lessons I have learned, and will continue to learn, at the University,” she says. “The world is bigger than one person’s doorstep and I look forward to walking beyond mine.”

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