“A Taste of Paris”: Writing about French
& American Cuisine
We are excited to announce the spring 2013 College of
Professional Studies Dean’s International Senior Fellowship
program! At St. John’s, we value our student’s unfaltering
commitment to success, and in an effort to congratulate you on your
academic achievements, we’re not only offering you an
opportunity of lifetime, but we’re picking up most of the tab as
As one of our best and brightest students in the College of
Professional Studies program, we’re inviting you to immerse
yourself in all things Parisian, and in doing so, experience Paris
like you never thought possible. This year’s Dean’s International
Senior Fellowship program is offering 25 carefully selected CPS
seniors the chance to spend one week in Paris, France where you
will experience French cuisine through a hands-on exploration of
the world’s “City of Light".
Now is the perfect
time to take advantage of this amazing opportunity to round out
your St. John's education with a rewarding and unforgettable
academic and cultural adventure!! Don’t miss the opportunity to
peruse the Vincentian mission…In Paris!
- Eng 1031: “A Taste of Paris”: Writing about French
& American Cuisine
This writing intensive course with an ASL component will
pursue both a scholarly and practical exploration of French cuisine
and its influence on Western culture and the American palate. In
writing on the aesthetics and practicalities of culinary art and
traditional and regional French cooking techniques, students will
perfect their writing skills through practice producing menus,
reviewing restaurants and maintaining food journals.
The Paris segment of the course will include a tour of the green
markets, bakeries, cheese emporia and charcuteries, where students
will gain an appreciation of French culinary tradition and how it
has influenced dinner tables around the world. Under the expert
supervision of Chef Phillipe Engemar, students will purchase and
cook provisions, eat them and ultimately critique the dishes
they’ve learned to prepare. Upon returning from Paris, students
will continue their study of French cuisine on the Queens
Credits: 3 credits (Writing &
Academic Service Learning Course). Please note: this courses will
be part of your 2013 spring semester course load. Students will
return to the Queens campus to complete their remaining
Jane A Paley, Assistant Professor for CPS Liberal
Applicants must be seniors in a College of Professional Studies
program, slated for May 2013 graduation with at least a
2.75 cumulative GPA.
Dates: January 7 - January
(Please note: students will arrive in Paris on January 7 and depart
from Paris on January 14. For most flights departing from New
York, you must leave the day before the arrival date.)
Deadline: October 31, 2012
Apply Now page for more details.)
Essay Component: In 250 words, explain to
the dean what you hope to gain from your study abroad experience.
Address the reasons why you believe you should be selected for this
seminar, including what you hope to bring back to the St. John's
community upon your return.
Students are responsible for a $250 non-refundable deposit/program
fee, tuition and the cost of airfare, plus any incidental costs
(souvenirs, some meals, etc.).
*Tuition and airfare are in addition to the deposit/program fee.
For undergraduate students, this course will be included in their
normal semester tuition bill as long as they meet full-time student
status (12 to 18 credits). Graduate students will be billed
separately for tuition and fees based on the prevailing cost of
tuition for their designated college. For additional information on
current tuition rates, please click here .
Included: 2 meals per day,
for 4 days. Please note that other meals will be eaten
independently, so be sure to budget accordingly.