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Mystics & Modernists: Music & Literature Learning Community in Paris (Summer 2014)

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.

Courses:  This is a six-credit learning community offering PA and PL credits.  The courses offered are Music 302: Music of Paris (PA), English 315: American Writers in Paris (PL) 

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

Program Dates:  June 8-July 12, 2014

Program Cost:  $5,950 in 2014.  Cost for 2016 will be announced Fall 2015.

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

Not included: 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.  However, this program is Augie Choice eligible 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. 


Funds from Augie Choice are available for this program to any Augustana student with Junior status (60 credits or more) at the time of the program departure.