Students can experience life and learning in France and North
Africa this fall through a pilot program that adds several days in
historic Morocco to the popular Discover France semester at St.
John’s University’s Paris location.
Based at St. John’s residential academic center in
Paris, Discover France — part of the University’s wide-ranging
Global Studies offerings — immerses students in the city’s
history and culture. They earn up to 15 credits while studying
French art, architecture, language and politics. Students also
engage in service activities and visit other urban and rural
Adding Morocco to the itinerary exposes students to an ancient
culture with enduring ties to France, said
Tina Chen, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Paris location and
a Professor there. “They are linked by history, culture and
language,” said Dr. Chen. Today, she observed, Muslims from North
Africa are a growing minority in and around many French cities.
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