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Published on February 29, 2008

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Paris Travel Study:  Paris Travel Study Slide2:  Dates of trip: Wednesday, May 21- Saturday, May 31, 2008 Cost?:  Cost? To be determined by Office of International Education and Programs (OIEP) Last year's cost: approximately $2500 Cost includes::  Cost includes: round-trip airfare double-occupancy hotel accommodations breakfast every day two dinners a museum pass a metro pass guided tours shuttle from the airport to the hotel (in the Latin Quarter). Hôtel Claude Bernard:  Hôtel Claude Bernard Trip activities:  Welcome Dinner: Chez Clément Trip activities Trip activities:  Trip activities Left Bank tour: Hemingway's Paris Slide8:  Tour of the Louvre Museum Trip activities Slide9:  Tour of the Orsay Museum Trip activities Slide10:  Tour of Famous Cafés Trip activities Trip activities:  Optional tour of Rodin Museum Trip activities Slide12:  Visit to the Opéra Garnier Trip activities Trip activities:  Tour of artists’ colony, Montmartre Trip activities Trip activities:  Students getting portraits in Montmartre Trip activities Trip activities:  Café aux Deux Moulins of Amélie fame Trip activities Trip activities:  Visit to Picasso Museum Trip activities Trip activities:  Visit to the Château de Versailles Trip activities Trip activities:  More Château de Versailles Trip activities Trip activities:  More Château de Versailles Trip activities Trip activities:  More Château de Versailles Trip activities Trip activities:  Notre Dame Trip activities Trip activities:  Optional: Seine River dinner cruise Trip activities Slide23:  Last year’s group dressed up for an evening out Trip activities Classroom portion LSINDP 291/491/691/FREN 491: ARTISTS AND EXILES/ SPRING 2008:  Classroom portion LSINDP 291/491/691/FREN 491: ARTISTS AND EXILES/ SPRING 2008 Instructors: Howard Ross, Sheila Turek Course meets: Alternate Mondays, 6:15-8:45 p.m. in Hyer 214. Texts : Hemingway, Ernest. A Moveable Feast. (1st Touchstone ed). Simon & Schuster, 1996. Miscellaneous handouts. Grading Policy:  Grading Policy Attendance and participation in the lecture/discussions: 10% Participation in trip activities: 30% In-class oral presentations: 30% Travel journal: 10% Final project: 20% What do the course numbers mean?:  What do the course numbers mean? LSINDP: it is an interdepartmental Letters and Sciences course; course counts as three General Humanities credits LSINDP 291: Satisfactory/No Credit LSINDP 491: regular grading basis LSINDP 691: for graduate credit FREN 491 : for French credit Is Financial Aid Available?:  Is Financial Aid Available? Absolutely. This is an academic course, and financial aid applies. Financial Aid website: http://www.uww.edu/staffair/finaid/office_info.php Wisconsin Grants for Study Abroad: There is a limited amount of funding for study abroad grants. Contact the OIEP, Andersen Library, 262-472-4992, for applications and information. How do I register?:  How do I register? Fill out an application (available at Sheila Turek’s office--Heide 472—or at the Office of International Education and Programs—Anderson 2243) Return it to OIEP by December 14, 2007 The OIEP requires a $300 deposit; the rest of the cost is billed through student accounts for spring semester Do I need to know French to take the course?:  Do I need to know French to take the course? No knowledge of French is necessary; the course is taught in English. However, there is a brief language session right before the trip to Paris to help students acquire a basic traveler’s vocabulary. Students who do wish to take the course for French credit, however, will do written work in French (and interview two Parisians). Classroom topics :  Classroom topics Introduction: History of France and Paris The History of Paris and Its Geographical Dimensions Paris in the Twenties and “The Lost Generation” (American writers, esp. Hemingway) Lost Generation and Women in Paris African Americans in Paris Cultural Sites; Café Life Student Projects Pre-Departure Orientation; French Language Mini-Session; Q&A Session w/Intl. Education How to register:  How to register Visit the OIEP (Anderson Library 2243) and fill out an application OIEP will register students through WINS Choose LSINDP 291, 491, 691 or FREN 491 Do I need a passport? Does the program cost cover that?:  Do I need a passport? Does the program cost cover that? Students do need a passport, and they should get the passport on their own (this cost is not included in the program fee). For more information, visit the State Department website : http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/first/first_830.html Fee is $97.00; processing takes about 4-6 weeks Application must be done in person; Whitewater Post Office is a passport application facility, or, to find a facility elsewhere, go to: http://iafdb.travel.state.gov/ How much money should I bring?:  How much money should I bring? This is always a difficult question to answer. Students are responsible for all lunches and most dinners, and prices vary according to the type of meal. Many students have suggested a minimum of $50 a day for meals, entertainment and souvenirs, but this amount will vary by individual. What if I have more questions about the course?:  What if I have more questions about the course? If you have questions about the course or activities on the trip, please contact Sheila Turek at tureks@uww.edu or X1066; If you have questions about registration, processing or cost concerns, please contact the OIEP at travelstudy@uww.edu, or X5759 Hope you’ll be able to join us!! Au revoir et à bientôt!!:  Hope you’ll be able to join us!! Au revoir et à bientôt!!

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