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Faculty-Led France: Artists and Exiles in Paris
Chartres, France; Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Travel Study
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Travel Study 2017 12/09/2016 12/09/2016 05/17/2017 05/27/2017
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Faculty-Led Travel Study
Language of Instruction:
Housing Options:
Minimum GPA:
Class Standing:
Freshman, Junior, Other, Senior, Sophomore
Areas of Study:
French, Independent Study
Language Prerequisites:
Target Language:
Internship Available:
Program Description:

Faculty-led Paris: Artists and Exiles

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Spring 2017 UW-W Class, May 17th-May 27th 2017   (tentative travel)
Requirements:  Consent of the instructor, minimum 2.5 GPA, at least second semester freshman status, and good disciplinary standing
Language of Instruction: English
Course Selection: LSINDP 491 or FRENCH 491
Application Deadline: Friday, December 9th, 2016 


Why did so many artists choose to work and live in Paris? In this course, we will attempt to answer that question as we explore Paris from a cultural and historical perspective, specifically looking at the reasons Paris provided such a fertile cultural environment for many expatriate artists, from the Lost Generation (such as Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, and Pablo Picasso), to women (such as Gertrude Stein, Janet Flanner, and Sylvia Beach), and African American writers and artists (including Richard Wright, James Baldwin and  Chester Himes). Beginning with a historical overview of France and Paris, we will then delve deeper into a study of several individual artists and their works. During the travel portion, we will visit the great monuments and cultural highlights of Paris as well as the cafés and other lesser-known treasures frequented by the artists, to get a true feel for the Paris experience and understand the conditions in which these artists lived and worked. Included is a day trip to Chartres to view it's world famous Gothic cathedral
Estimated Program Fee: $TBD
Fee Includes: -Airfare and local transportation
-Local accommodations and tours
-Indicated group meals
-UW System academic abroad insurance
Expenses not included: -Roundtrip transportation from your residence to O'hare airport
-Non group meals
Tentative Travel Itinerary: Tentative Itinerary Paris Program.pdf
*The estimated program fee is based on 14 paying participants. The actual program fee will be established mid-term when all participants have obtained legal travel documents and the student roster is finalized.

Center for Global Education:
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel: 262-472-5759 

Global Experience Coordinator:
Dan Colleran
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel: 262-472-5757

Faculty Contacts:
Louis Betty
Department: Languages and Literatures
Office: LT 3012
Tel: 262-472-7172

John Reilly
Department of Mathematics
Office: LT 2243
Tel: 262-472-7174