This program is currently full - please see Dr. Petitfils if you want to be placed on the waitlist.
Loyola Paris Studies Program 2015
Discover the Paris of American expatriate writers Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Gertrude Stein—the Paris that nourished their talents. Study French artists in the museums of Paris and French writers and musicians of the Romantic, Impressionist, and Modern periods. Learn about the traditions of French education and ways of thinking from the time of the Sun King through the present day.
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, French Art & Culture, or Travel Writing.
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 an international hostel with dorms, classrooms, a bar, restaurants, laundry and recreation rooms. It is located near the Luxembourg Gardens and convenient to several Metro stops. Classroom instruction is enriched with daily trips to museums and other places of interest around Paris. 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 co-directed by Dr. Brad Petitfils and Dr. Alice Kornovich. Dr. Mary McCay serves as the Director Emerita.
9 - 9:50 a.m.: English classes
10 - 10:50 a.m.: Educating France
11 - 11:50 a.m.: French Art and Culture
TBA: Travel Writing
The program costs $4,750, plus airfare and spending money. A nonrefundable deposit of $750 is due with the application form by Friday, January 30. Full payment is due by Friday, March 20. 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. All fees must be submitted to the Center for International Education in Mercy Hall Room 301. 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.
Note 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, 2015. 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.
Courses (Choose 2)
Americans in Paris: ENGL G355 (English Major Course) cross-listed as:
Millennial Identity & Anxiety: The Lost Generation: ENGL N228 (Intro Common Curriculum Course)
Dr. Mary McCay
These courses will examine writers such as Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Stein, Cummings, and Lowry to understand the reasons why American writers immigrated to Paris in the 1920s and the effects their new environment had on the writing. Each course will have appropriate assignments.
Travel Writing: ENGL G415 (English Major Course)
Dr. Chris Chambers
This course offers students the opportunity to practice the craft of travel writing while experiencing Paris. This exploration will raise many questions about social identity and cultural difference, and the traveler’s search for adventure and authenticity will help students develop their personal voices as writers and to add that voice to the rich legacy of writing about Paris.
French Art and Culture: FREN O294 (Advanced Common Curriculum – Creative Arts & Cultures)
Dr. Alice Kornovich
In this course, we will study great works of art, architecture, and literature that make the city the living museum that is today. We will visit the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Centre Pompidou, and the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris. As the occasion arises, other forms of artistry may have a place in our studies, including the culinary arts, cinema, theater, and music.
Educating France: TEAC X205 (Advanced Common Curriculum – Social Sciences)
Dr. Brad Petitfils
This course begins with the vision of Louis XIV and follows the trajectory of French educational thought through the present day to explain how complicated social structures and hierarchies have affected the French educational system, and whether those legacies still prohibit access to education in the present day.
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
In order to attend the program, students must have a valid passport 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 about the necessary visas.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (504) 864-7550.
Dr. 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. Chris Chambers is Director of the Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing and a Professor of Creative Writing. His work has appeared in such places as Best American Mystery Stories, The Normal School, The Gettysburg Review, BOMB Magazine, Washington Square, and The Southern Review.
Dr. Alice Kornovich teaches French at Loyola and is the director of the Modern Foreign Languages Lab. She has taught in the Paris Summer Program since its inception 20 years ago and she serves as the program's linguistic and cultural representative, having lived in Paris for a number of years.
Dr. Brad Petitfils is Senior Director of Student Success and Institutional Research & Effectiveness, and teaches in the Department of Psychology & the Teacher Certification sequence. His Ph.D. is in Curriculum Theory, and he is a devoted follower of French theorist Jean Baudrillard's work.
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