History of Paris is a unique
academic program offered by the
Department of Modern Languages at Salisbury University to
provide travelers of all ages and walks of life with a
thoughtful and reflective experience in one of the
greatest cities in the world.
Estimated dates for the 2010 program will be January 2-15.
Final dates will be established in early fall 2009.
Participants will enjoy
all of the treasures of Paris as short-term tourists
under the guidance of experienced faculty of French
language and culture who will teach them about what they
are seeing and help them to understand Paris in a way
they might not as independent tourists. It is open to
Salisbury University students,
alumni, members of the
community and students from other universities.
MDFL 399: History of Paris (1 credit)
A one credit academic course offering
appropriate for traditional SU college students as well
as members of the community and non-traditional students
with an interest in France, Paris, European history,
culture and the arts. The course is designed to provide
all participants with a structure to read, write and
think about Paris and its place in the western world.
While program participants visit the great monuments and
cultural sites for which Paris is world renown, and shop
in its trendy boutiques and dine in its cafés, they will
read about how Paris came to be what it is today.
The program faculty from SU and UMES will help
participants to reflect on their experience as travelers
in Paris through brief and topical lectures, writing
assignments and group discussion. Finally, the faculty
will help participants with no French language
experience to learn some basic survival French, and
those who have studied French to use this travel
experience to improve their oral and listening skills.
All participants must register for the one-credit course
and are expected to participate
in the planned program activities. There are no
pre-requisites. The cost of the credit is included
in the program. There is no additional tuition
MDFL 399: History of Paris (4
A 4 credit academic course designed
for upper division French students. The course is
a more in-depth study than the 1 credit option and is
taught in French. There is a prerequisite of FREN
202. A term paper is required in addition to the
assigned material from the 1 credit option. There
will be a an additional tuition fee for the 4 credit
EXCURSIONS: The History of
Paris program includes programmed visits to important
cultural and historical sites throughout Paris
including: the Louvre, Musée Picasso, Notre Dame, Musée
D'Orsay, Napoleon's tomb, and more. There is also
a full day excursion out of the capital to the town
of Versailles and its splendid palace.
In addition to the planned excursions, there is ample
free time to explore the City of Lights on your own.
Click here for a PowerPoint
slideshow of the itinerary.
HOUSING: Throughout the
program, participants will stay at a three star tourist
hotel strategically located in the heart of Paris,
within easy walking distance of many of the city's sites
and in close proximity to the metro system.
Estimated Costs Worksheet
Entertainment (varies by individual)
cost of the History of Paris program is
estimated to be $3000.
The final cost will be determined in
fall 2009. The price includes: round trip international airfare, housing in a
tourist class hotel central Paris, all
breakfasts, 10 day Paris metro
pass, 1/2 day bus tour of Paris,
guided walking tours of Paris,
guided full-day tour in chartered coach to
Versailles, airport transfers, all tuition and instructional fees for MDFL 399: History of Paris (1 credit) and assistance
by program faculty leading the group.
DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT INFORMATION:
An initial deposit
of $250 is due at the time of application. This deposit
is part of the total advertised cost of the program.
Once a student is academically admitted by the faculty
director, the initial non-refundable deposit is due to
the Cashier’s Office.
The student will be automatically
enrolled into the study abroad course. The University
Billing Office will then bill each registered student
for the total cost of the study abroad program (less the
deposit amount) through the regular university billing
system. Standard University deadlines for withdrawals
do not apply to study abroad programs.
Once the published Application Deadline occurs, the
accepted student is responsible for the entire amount of
the study abroad program charge.
Application forms are available at the Center for
International Education or from the faculty director.
application forms are currently being accepted by the
faculty director or by the Center for International
Education. Students should also submit an
application essay and a completed
faculty recommendation form from a faculty member who
knows the student well.
Essay and Recommendation form available here. Admission
is competitive and enrollment is limited
to 20 participants. Students will be admitted on
a rolling basis until the program is full. The
application deadline is September 29,
Currently matriculated Salisbury
University undergraduate students will receive priority
registration on this program. Alumni participants
and members of the community may apply at any time but
will be wait-listed until late September.
Applications may be handed in or mailed to:
The Department of Modern Languages
Holloway Hall 100
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801
Attn: History of Paris 2010
All questions concerning
the program should be addressed to:
Dr. Arlene White
Department of Modern Languages
Dr. Susan Cooledge
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Department of English and Foreign
Program Flyer Available Here