Creative Writing J-Term in Paris
January 3-17, 2022
If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.
Study Creative Writing in the City of Lights
While exploring the work of writers such as Ernest Hemingway and James Baldwin, and through deep interaction with the city of Paris and its rich literary heritage, students have the opportunity to experience firsthand life as a creative writer abroad, to see their work in the context of other writers’ works, and to examine the personal and social contexts for creativity. Class time and specific writing assignments will be supplemented by cultural field trips exploring the literary and cultural history of Paris.
This program is open to all majors. Financial aid and Global Awareness credit may apply.
Special Course Fee: $3000
Session fees include airport transfer, shared three-star hotel accommodations with kitchenettes; daily breakfast; classroom use with printing; Paris transit passes; a city tour; a literary walking tour with lunch, and other cultural tours, a museum pass, a welcome lunch and end-of-session literary salon and celebration dinner. Airfare and daily incidentals are not included. Credits count as part of the spring semester.
To apply for J-Term 2022, submit a letter of interest, indicating your academic year, major, a personal introduction, why you are interested in the Paris J-Term, and how you think this study abroad opportunity will benefit you creatively, academically, and professionally. Email letters of interest as a .doc attachment or .pdf to Kathie Bergquist: firstname.lastname@example.org, by Oct. 1, 2022.
“Studying creative writing in Paris was the perfect blend of structure and free time. I was able to challenge myself and my craft through the workshops and activities, and reading work written by diverse and legendary authors. Exploring the city with other students helped me grow not only as a writer in the world, but as a young person in the world finding her voice. I wouldn’t change one part of my experience!” – Delaynna Corley, Creative Non-Fiction, Paris 2015
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