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Florence, Italy; Madrid, Spain; Paris, France; Venice, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: January Interim
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Sponsor: UMAIE 
Budget Sheets January Interim
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Provider:
UMAIE - Upper Midwest Association for International Education
Program Term(s):
January Interim
Housing Options:
Areas of Study:
Art History, Classical Studies, English Literature, European Studies, Geography, History, Intercultural Communications, Linguistics, Writing
Program Description:

Dates: 01/02/2018-01/23/2018

Join us on a literary adventure of travel and self-discovery as we journey through France, Italy, and Spain reading the writings of bygone travelers inspired by these same pilgrimages of self-exploration.
Academic Overview: 
Join us on a literary adventure of travel and self-discovery as we journey through France, Italy, and Spain reading the writings of bygone travelers inspired by these same pilgrimages of self-exploration.  As we read the fiction of Ernest Hemingway and Mark Twain, the poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and the memoirs of Frances Mayes, we will stroll down the same boulevards, study the same art treasures, and wander through the same Old World gardens and architectural wonders that influenced our authors.  Like the literary travelers before us, we will reflect on and grapple with our position as global citizens in the twenty-first century through class discussion and brief writing assignments.  Goals of the course are to gain greater familiarity with British and American writers, to explore intercultural connections, and to engage in self-reflective and analytical writing.
Comprehensive Fee
Cost:  $6195

*Each home institution may have supplementary fees in addition to the price listed.  Comprehensive Fee includes:  Transportation and course arrangements as indicated, hotel accommodations in twin and triple rooms, continental breakfast daily, one lunch and three dinners (subject to change).

This will be a 200-level literature course; we prefer completion of a first-year composition or entry-level literature course but will consider successful completion of a core humanities class—theology, philosophy, or history.  UST students must satisfy the ENGL 201-204 core requirement before taking this study abroad course.
Required Readings
Twain’s Innocents Abroad
Mayes’s Under the Tuscan Sun
Arnim’s The Enchanted April.
Course packet contents:
Hemingway, short stories; Wordsworth, from The Prelude: A parallel Text; Browning, from Aurora Leigh; Potok, from The Gift of Asher Lev, Ruskin, from The Stones of Venice; and Eliot, from The Wasteland
Papers:          200 points (50 each)
Journals:         30 points
Participation:  70 points
Total:             300 points
Faculty Directors
Kelli Larson, Ph.D., University of St. Thomas, (651) 962-5615, e-mail address:
Catherine Craft-Fairchild, Ph.D., University of St. Thomas, (651) 962-5614, e-mail address:

Description of Faculty Directors
KelliLarson Dr. Larson has enjoyed teaching composition and American literature at the University of St. Thomas for the past twenty-six years. “Literary Passports” will be her third study abroad adventure; she is excited to explore with students some of Europe’s most beautiful cities and the literature they inspired.
CatherineCraft-Fairchild Dr. Craft-Fairchild is the British literature half of the equation, teaching at the University of St. Thomas for the past twenty-seven years.  “Literary Passports” will be her second study abroad course; She just spent a wonderful summer leaning more about international education at a faculty seminar that toured Central Europe (Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, and Hungary).  She is looking forward to sharing what she learned with students as you study beautiful places in Western Europe.
Application Procedures & Deadline
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· All applications received by your home institutions priority deadline will be sent to the faculty immediately. Applications will be taken after that deadline for programs with space still remaining until the final application deadline of October 1, 2017.

Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2017

For more information on course content, contact: Prof Larson or Prof Craft-Fairchild
On application procedures or logistical information, contact your study abroad office. 

This program is currently not accepting applications.