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Paris: Mystics & Modernists

Summer in Paris? Magnifique!

"There is never any ending to Paris and the memory of each person who has lived in it differs from that of any other.  We always returned to it no matter who we were or how it was changed or with what difficulties, or ease, it could be reached.  Paris was always worth it and you received return for whatever you brought to it.  But this is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy." -Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

This five-week program in Paris pairs a course looking at music from the medieval period to the birth of Modernism with a literature course focused on expatriate American writers in Paris (Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Stein, Hughes). Students will visit the cathedrals, cafes, book-stores, and salons that inspired artists from the Gothic to the Twentieth Century. One of Europe's most important artistic, political, religious, educational and commercial center, Paris abounds in history and culture and promises a dynamic and enriching experience for Augustana students.


This program is open to Augustana and non-Augustana students.  Non-Augustana students should contact the Office of International & Off-Campus Programs for information on how to apply.  Non-Augustana students may apply through February 15th.

Eligibility: This program is open to all majors but is highly recommended for students of Music, English and Music Education.  As a summer offering, this program is also available to students of other colleges and universities in the United States.  Knowledge of French is not required for this program.

Faculty Contacts:  Dr. Randall Hall (Music) and Dr. Meg Gillette (English)

Program Dates:  June 12-July 16, 2016

Academics:  This is a six-credit learning community offering PA and PL credits.  The courses offered are:

Music 302: Music of Paris (PA) -- Dr. Randall Hall

English 315: American Writers in Paris (PL) -- Dr. Meg Gillette

Program Cost:  $5,975

Cost includes: Tuition, Ground Transportation, Room, Excursions, Health insurance

Cost does not include: Airfare, Food, Discretionary spending

Financial Aid:  As this program occurs in the summer, the college is unable to offer financial assistance in the form of tuition reduction scholarships. This program is Augie Choice and IOP Grant eligible.  The $1,000 IOP Grant is competitive and limited in number.

Augie Choice: This program is eligible for $2,000 Augie Choice grants for all students who have completed 6 terms or 60 credits (junior status) or higher at the time of departure.  Transfer students who have also completed 3 terms or 30 credits at Augustana are also eligible for the Augie Choice grant. 

Augustana Student Application process:  Students are encouraged to attend the Study Away Fair on campus this October 4th.  Each program will also hold informational meetings in October and early November.  The online application for this and all 2016-2017 programs will go live in November 2015.   Online applications and a $300 deposit are required by January 15, 2016 in order for full consideration.   If the program is overenrolled a selection process based on academic year and GPA will be utilized to select the participants and a short alternate list.  If a program has vacancies after the January deadline, late applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis.

Non-Augustana Student Application Process: Students from U.S. colleges and universities other than Augustana should contact the Director of International & Off-Campus Programs at Augustana for information on the application process.  These students will need to apply for both the specific summer program and to Augustana College for admission as a summer-only student.