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Loyola Summer Program in Paris
Paris, France
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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1 Freshman
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Residence Hall with Loyola students on program
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Program Description:
Loyola Paris Studies Program 2013

Eiffel Tower and CrepesDiscover 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. Through the Loyola program, you will explore Paris, a wonderful walking city steeped in the culture from the middle ages to the present.

Loyola University New Orleans Summer Program 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, American Character, Writing about Literature, Paris and the Modern Experience, Paris as Place, or Travel Writing.

The program takes place
at FIAP Jean Monnet in the 14th arrondissement. Students share double rooms with baths, and accommodations include room and board. FIAP is an international hostel with dorms, classrooms, bar, restaurants, 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. There are two day trips  and various optional day trips for students.   Students have a free weekend to travel on their own. 

The program is co-directed by Mary A. McCay, Ph.D., of the Loyola Department of English, and Alice Kornovich, Ph.D. of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Cultures.

Class ScheduleParis Metro

9 - 9:50 a.m.: English classes
10 - 10:50 a.m.: French

11 - 11:50 a.m.: History
TBA: Travel Writing

Program Costs

The program costs $4,500, plus airfare and spending money. There is a non-refundable deposit of $450.   The remainder of the fee ($4,050) is due April 19th. After April 20, there will be no refund unless the dropout is able to find a replacement.   The program suggests that students get travel insurance to cover the cost of the program in case their plans change and they cancel. The $4,500 covers room and board(two meals a day), two Loyola courses, walking tours and museum trips, medical insurance, two day trips and a final party. All fees should be submitted to the Center for International Education in Mercy Hall, Room 301. There is no refund on the deposit.  

MetropolitanNote 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 March 18, 2013.  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. 

Students will need money for additional food, 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.

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Academic PoliciesSeine and Isle

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.

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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  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.

Group PhotoFaculty

Judith Hunt is the associate dean of the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences, and faculty member in the Department of History. Judith has a Ph.D. in History and has studied and taught in Paris.

Alice Kornovich is a co-director of the Loyola Paris Studies Program. She has a Ph.D. from Tulane in French language and literature. She teaches French at Loyola and is the director of the Modern Foreign
Languages Lab.

Mary McCay is a co-director of the Loyola Paris Studies Program. She is the Landrieu Distinguished Teaching Professor and faculty in the department of English.  She teaches American literature and film and has a Ph.D.from Tufts University.

Brad Petitfils, is the director of campus planning and assessment and is an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences. He has a Ph.D. in curriculum theory from Louisiana State University.

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