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UT Study Abroad in Paris

The June 2010 UT in Paris program once again took the City of Light by storm with a contingent of sixteen undergraduates and one graduate student. A stately classroom building across from the Jardin du Luxembourg, where an intermediate French course and one on contemporary France were offered, served as the academic home for the group. Professor John Romeiser and Graduate Teaching Associate Emily Pace accompanied the students and led the classes. Students lived and took their meals with French families and also were responsible for giving short lectures during our site visits in and around Paris.

Weekend trips took the group to the châteaux in the Loire River Valley, where students and program leaders sampled wine and visited such sites as Amboise, Chambord, and Chenonceau, and also to St-Malo, Mont-St-Michel, and the Normandy Beaches. Once again, the students and instructors got to make the crossing to the Mont on foot, braving wind and rain like the early Christian pilgrims. En route they learned about the estuary's plant and marine life, as well as the infamous quicksand in the Mont -St-Michel bay. No lives were lost during the crossing, although several of us learned that the famed quicksand was more than just a legend.

Plans are currently underway for the sixth UT in Paris program, tentatively scheduled for May 21 - June 18, 2011. Please contact John Romeiser (jromeise@utk.edu) for further information.

For more information, download Study Abroad in Paris 2011 [PDF, 1.27 MB] flyer!

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