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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Spring Travel Study
  • Restrictions: UW-Whitewater applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Travel Study 2023 12/09/2022 ** Rolling Admission 05/17/2023 05/27/2023
NOTE: This class will be meeting weekly starting Tuesday Jan 24th throughout spring semester with the international academic component happening May 17th - 27th. Contact the faculty, Dr Turek, for meeting times and campus location.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:

Faculty-led Paris: Artists and Exiles

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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 artists, to get a true feel for the Paris experience and understand the conditions in which these artists lived and worked.
James Baldwin
Location: Paris, France
Duration: Spring 2023 UW-W Class, travel (May 17 - 27)
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 (3 credits),                          
Application Deadline: Friday Dec 9th 2022


 Paris Summer
Estimated Program Fee:  $3599*
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:  Paris info Sheet.pdf
*The estimated program fee is based on 14 paying participants. The actual program fee will be established mid-term once the student roster is finalized,  all participants have obtained legal travel documents, and the university has paid for all the expenses on behalf of the student.

Sheila Turek (main faculty contact)
Department: Languages & Literatures
Office: LT 3104
Tel: 262-472-1066

Global Experience Coordinator:
Dan Colleran
Office: McCutchan 204
Tel: 262-472-5757

Office: McCutchan 204
Tel: 262-472-5759