An Integrative Capstone Course in Paris,
the World’s “City of Light”
You've worked hard to make the most of your four years at St.
John's, and now we want to give you the chance to make the most of
your last semester. The Dean of St. John’s College of Liberal Arts
and Science, Jeffrey Fagen, Ph.D. and Professor
of Theology & Religious Studies, Julia Upton, R.S.M., Ph.D.
are excited to introduce the spring 2014 Dean’s International
Fellowship Program. This program gives our highest-achieving
seniors the opportunity to celebrate the culmination of their St.
John’s College experience with a week-long trip to Paris,
Based around this hybrid distance-learning/study abroad
course (THE 3050 Seminar: Shaping a Congruent Life) the program
begins in Paris where students will visit many of the city's great
historical and religious landmarks, all while studying the history
and culture of the city in a theological context. Students will
also take part in two Midnight Service Runs, one in Paris and one
in New York upon their return.
Think of it as the capstone to your undergraduate studies
focused on the value of your St. John’s education and your ability
to use a theological lens in integrating your major field of study
with ethical analysis, Vincentian values and spiritual
The best part is, students selected to participate will only be
required to pay standard tuition, a $250 deposit and their airfare
to and from Paris – nearly all other expenses are
- THE 3050: Seminar: Shaping a Congruent
This theological reflection seminar will enable students to
integrate their university studies (regardless of major) within the
framework of religious tradition, Vincentian values and ethical
practice. What better place to begin that integration than
Paris—the City of Light? (3 credits)
*Course can be used as a 3000-level Theology course or a Liberal
Credits: 3 credits
Please note: This course will continue through the spring 2014
semester as a Distance Learning class.
Professor: Julia Upton, R.S.M.,
Ph.D., Professor of Theology and Religious
Anticipated Travel Dates: January 6 - January
13, 2014 (7 nights)
(Please note: Students will arrive in Paris on January 6 and depart
from Paris on January 13. You will likely need to travel one day
before the arrival date).
Accommodations: St. John's Paris Campus
Meals Included: 7 breakfasts, 4 main meals (lunches
or dinners depending on the schedule), plus welcome and farewell
dinners. Please note that other meals will be eaten independently,
so be sure to budget accordingly.
Costs: Students are responsible for a $250
non-refundable deposit/program fee, standard tuition and the cost
of airfare, plus any incidental costs (souvenirs, some meals,
*Please Note: 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
Eligibility Requirements: Undergraduate
students must be slated for May 2014 graduation with at least a 3.0
cumulative GPA. The program is open to all majors in St. John’s
College with the permission of your advisor or dean.
Deadline: September 20, 2013
- Essay Component: In 250 words, tell 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.