Writing In Paris

Summer 2019 Program
Dr. Patrick Moser

Shakespeare and CompanyThis will be an intensive two-week writing experience. We will spend 4-5 hours a day, Monday through Friday, writing, workshopping, and studying the techniques of successful writers. We’ll improve our ability to write detailed description, evoke character and place, consider the connection between audience and narrative structure, and explore cultural differences between France and the United States.

In the evenings and on weekends we will explore all that Paris has to offer: food, art, outdoor markets, architecture, history—all the places that have inspired writers’ imaginations for centuries and that are sure to inspire your own.

Travel Itinerary

We will leave the U.S. on Saturday, May 11 and arrive in Paris on Sunday, May 12. Departure for the United States will be on Saturday, May 25. Students will stay in rooms in (or near) the Latin Quarter where generations of writers have lived and worked. Transportation in and around Paris (the métro/suburban train) will be included; transportation to and from Paris is the responsibility of each student (Dr. Moser can help with travel arrangements).

Visits will include:

  • The Eiffel Tower
  • Notre Dame de Paris
  • The Louvre
  • The Musée d’Orsay
  • The Arc de Triomphe
  • The Tuileries
  • The Luxembourg Garden
  • The Catacombs
  • Montmartre
  • Famous writers’ cafés: Les Deux Magots, La Closerie Des Lilas, Le Café de Flore

Courses offered:
ENGL 268: Creative Writing I - Nonfiction (3 hours) or ENGL 368: Creative Writing II - Nonfiction (3 hours) 
ENGL 268 satisfies a CORE requirement in Humanities 
PDEV 205: Engaged Learning - Study Abroad (0 hours)

Dates of Travel: May 11 - 25, 2019

Total Approximate Cost: $4,904

Program Fee*: $2,408
Tuition for 3 credit hours: approx. $786
Personal Expenses**: approx. $1,710

*Program fee includes lodging for 13 nights, breakfast & group dinners, transportation/entrance fees in and around Paris, health insurance, administrative fees, and faculty expenses.

**Personal expenses include round-trip airfare from Springfield, MO. to Paris, France (approximately $1,500) and daily lunch in Paris (approx. $210 in total). If you don’t have a passport, please note that you will need to budget about $200 for the passport fee and photos as well.

Deposit Deadlines:
First non-refundable deposit/non-transferable:
$500 due December 7, 2018
Second non-refundable/non-transferable Payment:
$500 due January 25, 2019
Remaining balance: due by February 22, 2019

Possibility to Combine Paris with Tours Program

Students participating in the Paris program are strongly encouraged to consider also participating in the four-week Tours program from May 23 - June 23, 2019. C.W. Titus Scholarships will be available to qualifying students who attend both programs. 

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Patrick Moser
Professor of French
(417) 873-6957