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Loyola Summer Program in Paris
Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
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Loyola Paris Studies Program 2017

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Discover the Paris of American expatriate writers Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Gertrude Stein—the Paris that nourished their talents. Learn about the traditions of French education and ways of thinking from the time of the Sun King through the present day. Discover connections between the street music of past and present, including a comparison between street music culture in Paris and New Orleans.

Through Loyola's Summer Abroad in Paris, you will explore a wonderful city steeped in culture and discover many of its treasures from the Middle Ages to the present.
Loyola University New Orleans Summer Abroad in Paris is open to all students in good standing at Loyola or at their home university. Students study two of the following courses: Americans in Paris, Educating France, Music of the People, or Travel Writing. In addition, daily excursions around the city allow students to supplement their coursework by experiencing French art, architecture, history, culture, and food.
The program takes place at FIAP Jean Monnet in the 14th arrondissement. Students share double rooms with a private bath, and accommodations include two meals per day. FIAP is a large international hostel with dorms, classrooms, a bar, restaurants, laundry and recreation rooms. It is located near the Luxembourg Gardens and convenient to several Métro stops. Day trips are included in the tuition, optional excursions are planned for those who are interested, and students have a free weekend to travel on their own.
The program is directed by Dr. Brad Petitfils. Dr. Mary McCay serves as the Director Emerita.

Grand Hotel ParisClass Schedule

9 - 9:50 a.m.: Americans in Paris
10 - 10:50 a.m.: Educating France
11 - 11:50 a.m.: Music of the People
TBA: Travel Writing

Program Costs

The program costs $4,750, plus airfare and spending money. A nonrefundable deposit of $750 is due with the application form by Friday, January 27. Full payment is due by Friday, March 24. All payments should be submitted to the Center for International Education office in Mercy Hall, Room 301. 
After February 15, there will be no program refund unless the dropout is able to find a replacement. After April 1, there is no refund.
The $4,750 covers room and board, two Loyola courses, walking tours and museum trips, medical insurance, and two day trips. Students will need money for entertainment and optional travel. In addition, all study abroad students must pay the university study abroad fee of $300. This amount will be billed separately through Student Finance.

Full Group Paris GardenNote that certain hotel and travel vendors are paid directly by the university in Euros rather than in dollars. If the Euro strengthens to $1.50, students may be asked to pay an additional surcharge on or before April 1, 2017. However, any student who withdraws from the program because he or she is unwilling to pay the surcharge will receive a full refund of any funds already paid to the university.

Academic Policies

Loyola's general academic policies apply to study abroad programs. Because of the time frame, students must attend all classes and trips in order to fulfill the requirements for the courses. All classes have finals that are traditionally marked.

Students must check with their academic departments or university to determine that the credits and/or grades will be accepted toward graduation requirements at their institution. Any student currently enrolled and in good standing at an accredited institution may register for the Paris program.

Passports and Visas

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In order to attend the program, students must have a valid passport, an international student card, and any necessary visas. U.S. citizens do not need visas for France, but other countries’ citizens may need one. Students not holding U.S. passports are responsible for checking with the French Consulate in Atlanta or Houston about the necessary visas.

Medical Concerns

The Center for International Education (CIE) will be happy to discuss health care concerns you may have related to study abroad. Because of the particular challenges, both mental and physical that integration into a new culture and learning environment place on an individual, if you are currently receiving treatment for any chronic illness it is strongly recommended that you talk with CIE or your doctor about plans to manage your health condition abroad.

This program includes activities that may involve using public transportation, negotiating stairs, taking long walks, and attending scheduled classes. If you have any concerns about your ability to perform any of these activities or have other special needs or disability related concerns, contact CIE at or (504) 864-7550.


Ms. Kate Duncan is an Assistant Professor in the Popular & Commercial Music degree program. Her teaching duties include contemporary ensemble direction, private voice study, and Musicianship. Kate also serves as an advisor to Full-Tilt Event Productions, a student-operated entrepreneurial group. In addition to teaching and performing, Kate also currently works as a vocal jazz arranger, lecturer, and clinician for various groups across the country.

Mary & Brad in ParisDr. Mary McCay is Professor Emerita in the Department of English. She launched the Study Abroad in Paris program over 20 years ago, and has taught abroad in England, Ireland, France, and the Netherlands.
Dr. Brad Petitfils
works in the Office of the Provost and teaches in the Department of Psychological Sciences. He first traveled to Paris when he was 14 years old and has been returning ever since. He began teaching in the Paris program in 2009. His Ph.D. is in Curriculum Theory, and he is a devoted follower of French theorist Jean Baudrillard's work.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 01/27/2017 ** Rolling Admission 05/20/2017 06/17/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.