NBA in Paris

Join CJC’s in-house Parisian Roxane Coche and Journalism Department Chair Ted Spiker in the French capital to create media content for the second-ever NBA game played in France! The Chicago Bulls will play the Detroit Pistons on Jan. 19, 2023 at Accor Arena.

About the Program

The NBA is hosting a regular season game in the French capital for the first time since the pandemic and the second time in history! We will travel there to provide media coverage of the event. The coverage will focus mostly on social/cultural aspects.

This one-credit-hour program, open to any UF student, mirrors the professional experiences of journalists: you will have only a couple of days to understand some of the dynamics in the host culture before writing about it. Students will be responsible for reporting on fan experiences, basketball culture in France, the difference between French league and NBA rules, and activities surrounding the event.

What's Included

The program includes:

  • Housing for four nights in Paris
  • Tuition for one credit hour
  • Limited meals
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of a French soccer stadium
  • Backstage tour of Roland-Garros, home of the French Open tennis tournament
  • Narrated sightseeing cruise on the Seine river
  • Ticket to the Montparnasse tower panoramic observation deck

Not included: Airfare to and from Paris or access to the NBA game (students can buy tickets to the game, if available.)


For more information and to apply, click on the button below or e-mail Professor Roxane Coche.

Information and Application