An Integrative Capstone Course in Paris, the World’s “City of Lights.”
“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man or woman, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” - Ernest Hemingway
Course: THE 3050, "The Challenge of Identity, Spirituality and Living in a Global World" (3 credits)
*Course can be used as a 3000-level Theology course or a Liberal Arts Elective
Professor: Dr. Meghan Clark, Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies
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. St. John’s College Dean Jeffrey Fagen and Assistant Professor of Theology & Religious Studies Meghan Clark , Ph.D. are excited to introduce the Dean’s International Senior Fellowship Seminar program. This new 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, France.
Based around a hybrid distance-learning/study abroad course, THE 3050 "Integrating Seminar: The Challenge of Identity, Spirituality and Ethics in a Global World," the program begins in Paris, where students will visit many of the city's great historical and religious landmarks 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. The course will continue through the spring 2013 semester as a distance-learning class.
Think of it as the capstone to your undergraduate studies focused on the value of your education at St. John's using a theological lens integrating your major field of study with ethical analysis, Vincentian values and spiritual practices.
The best part is, students selected to participate will only be required to pay a $250 deposit and their airfare to and from Paris – nearly all other expenses are paid!
Eligibility Requirements: Students must be slated for May 2013 graduation and at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Students of all St. John’s College majors are encouraged to apply.
Travel Dates: January 7 - January 14, 2013
(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.)
Application Deadline: October 12, 2012 (Visit the Apply Now page for more details.)
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.
Costs: 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.
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.