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Study abroad: London and Paris

Thursday, November 13, 2008JOHNSON CITY—Dr. Jill LeRoy-Frazier, assistant professor in the East Tennessee State University Division of Cross-Disciplinary Studies, will lead a group of no more than 30 members to Paris and London from June 1-10 next summer.

Participants may opt to take the associated course, “The American Expatriate Experience,” for credit or as a non-credit travel experience. The class will focus on the American writers, artists, performers and intellectuals who relocated to Paris and London in the years surrounding the two World Wars, and who, perhaps, were present at the “dawn of the age of globalization.”

The course is open to undergraduates in all majors and programs. Graduate students may inquire about independent study possibilities. The non-credit option is open to all university constituents and members of the general public.

The trip costs approximately $3,500, in addition to regular tuition and fees, and includes round-trip airfare, six full days in Paris and two full days in London, ground transportation in Europe, hotel accommodations, daily breakfast and dinner, and admission fees to sites on the tour itinerary. In lieu of tuition for non-credit travelers, there is a $300 registration fee payable to the ETSU Office of Professional Development. The absolute deadline to reserve a space is Feb. 21, 2009, however, with a 30-person maximum tour limit, early registration is advised.

Classroom meetings will be held on campus from May 18-29 when participants will discuss assigned readings, make oral presentations and write a brief essay. During the tour, class sessions will be held for discussion and for visiting sites associated with assigned readings. A final classroom session will be held June 15 on campus to plan a final written project — a travelogue combining personal observations with scholarly research concerning a person or issue studied during the class. The remainder of the course will be conducted online, with the final travelogue due July 8.

For further information, contact LeRoy-Frazier at (423) 439-5678 or


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