Undergrads should enroll in the course that appears in the May Intersession course catalog as: 0359 ENGL 4913 STDY AWY: PARIS
Graduate students should enroll in the course that appears in the May Intersession course catalog as: 0360 ENGL 5643 STDY AWY: PARIS
Poll: What info would be helpful?
May 25 - June 3, 2009
cost per student approximately $2600 including: - round trip air fare - 3-star hotel (2-3 per room occupancy) - breakfasts - all transportation inside Paris
Bridget Cowlishaw, Ph.D.
Dr. Cowlishaw is Associate Professor of Languages & Literature at Northeastern State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in 1998 and did her dissertation research at the National Archives in Paris during the summer and spring of 1997. She has visited Paris frequently and is an ardent member of les Amis de Robespierre.
1. "Would I have to be an English major or does that matter at all?" Anyone can go regardless of their major. However, as spaces fill, priority will be given to students who are taking the class for credit. Interested persons who are not enrolled would be notified in time for a full refund if we run out of extra room for non-enrolled participants.
2. "When (and where) do we sign up?" You would enroll just like any other class in ENGL 4923 if you are an undergraduate, and ENGL 5643 if you are a graduate student. In either case, you will see it on the summer schedule as "Study Away: Paris". A payment schedule is now posted at the top of this page. You will need to make those payments on time toward the $2600 total price.
3. "How does the payment work? Is it simply all in one lump sum or can I make payments?" There is now a new post at the top of this page explaining what amounts are due at what times!
4. "Would the entire trip be based on an itinerary or would I have plenty of free time to explore the city?" That's a great question to ask whenever you're planning to travel! Please see the website above and read the description of the trip. I will post specific schedules for each day later, but my main objective is to give everyone a chance to experience Paris--the scheduled events will be guides to your understanding of the city, but free time is important!
5. "What should I do now to get ready?" Be sure to email Dr. Cowlishaw email@example.com and keep in touch with this blog and: First, get a passport You can find information on passport application at Remember that it takes months to process a passport. Begin the application process immediately!
Second, attend the information meetings. At these meetings, we will get to know each other and discuss preparations for the trip: what you need to bring with you, how to exchange money, what to expect in Paris, current events in Europe, etc. Here is the meeting schedule:
Meeting 1: Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 7:00pm NSU Broken Arrow campus, Building G room 210 -- This meeting is not mandatory. It will be an opportunity to ask questions and meet each other.
Meeting 2: Friday, December 5, 2008 at 5pm NSU Tahlequah campus, Seminary Hall room 110-- This meeting is not mandatory. It will be an opportunity to ask questions and meet each other.
Meeting 3: Friday, January 16, 2009 at 6:00pm via ITV: Broken Arrow Building G, room 210 Tahlequah Seminary Hall room 204
Meeting 4: Monday, May 18, 2009 at 4:30pm via ITV: in Broken Arrow Building G, room 210 in Tahlequah Seminary Hall room 204
6. "Do I have to know any French?" No. All readings will be in translation and Dr. Cowlishaw will prepare you to navigate the city in English without problems. If, however, you do know some French, this can be a chance to get some practice!
7. "Will there be any scholarships offered?" Yes. Two high school teachers will have assistance through the Evelyn P. Woods Scholarship. Information about the scholarships will be posted on this blog.
8. "How much walking will there be?" A lot. If you want to participate in all the activities, you will need to be in good physical condition--not athletic shape, just reasonably fit. See the post above regarding the lack of handicapped accessibility in Europe.
For More Information
Contact Dr. Cowlishaw at firstname.lastname@example.org Students should enroll in ENGL 4923 or ENGL 5643 "Study Away: Paris" in order to earn 3 hours of 4000-level or 5000-level credit. Students will be graded on their participation in readings and reflective writings in Paris.