Study Abroad & Away
Five-Week Session: June 19 - July 24, 2014
About: The Summer Sessions in Prague are designed to provide students with the opportunity to live as ex-pats for five weeks -- longer than most study programs. Students will expand their horizons and world view, and study the work of writers and artists who lived in the historic buildings of one of Europe's most beautiful, complex, and fascinating cities. Excursions, tours, and field trips will complement the work and writing done for the courses, and students will have ample time to explore the city on their own, to further pursue their own stories.
All meetings take place 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
624 S. Michigan Ave.
Thursday, May 1, room 1206
Mandatory Orientation Meeting: TBA, late May/early June
Additional meetings may be scheduled.
Session: January 5-16, 2015
About: This J-session course offers an intensive two-week immersion in Rome's literature, art, history, and culture. Students read fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by noted authors; visit major sites, including the Colosseum, Vatican, Roman Forum, Pompeii, churches, museums and places associated with noted authors; and participate in writing workshops at Lorenzo d' Medici. Journal entries and reading responses lead to an extended story, essay, or digital project, which may be done in collaboration with students from the Business and Entrepreneurship Department.
Session: January 4-18, 2015
About: Follow in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway, e.e. cummings, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kay Boyle, Richard Wright, Gertrude Stein, H.D., James Baldwin, Jack Kerouac, David Sedaris, and other writers who were shaped, in part, by their expat experiences in the City of Light. Students will live and write in the famous Montparnasse neighborhood where Hemingway lived, worked, and played.
For more information on any or all of these programs, click the applicable links on the right.