The Sewanee Fall Semester in Paris applies place-based learning abroad, using the City of Light as a rich field laboratory, thereby enabling on-site examination of that which can only be approached textually and via images and film on this side of the Atlantic. Classes meet at the center of our partnering institution, APA (Academic Programs Abroad), with instruction offered by a Sewanee faculty member and APA’s excellent teaching staff. The Program consists of four full courses: Fren 322, “Langue, Littérature, Culture” in Paris; Advanced French Language and Oral Expression in Paris; Contemporary France; and 19th-Century French Painting and Sculpture in Paris. The program will also include two weekend trips, one to Burgundy and one to Mont Saint-Michel and Britanny, multiple one-day or afternoon excursions in and around Paris, and weekly cultural opportunities to attend plays, concerts, and dance performances in some of Paris’s great performing arts centers.
Program participants will arrive together in Paris in late August and, after settling into their Parisian homestays, they will begin reviewing language structures and will go on to expand their knowledge of French syntax and lexicon in an intensive daily seminar offered by the on-site Sewanee director. There will also be general orientation sessions to help students prepare for the academic work soon to follow. The fourteen-week program will conclude at the end of the first week in December, allowing time for a little independent travel, if so desired, before an open return stateside for the Christmas holidays.
For more detailed information, see the Sewanee Fall Semester in Paris page.