Existentialism in Paris

PHIL 3140 Existentialism in Paris

Spring Break Study Abroad


"The 'Existentialism in Paris' course allowed me to experience another culture outside of the United States for the first time. I feel that this trip was perfect for my first trip outside of the country as it was a week long, versus a semester or year, and it was faculty-led with other philosophy students, which made me feel comfortable in the unknown."                -- Bailey D. (Philosophy major)

"The class itself is so beautifully structured, and we covered topics that are equally as relevant today as they were decades ago....My collegiate experience was positively impacted by this class, and I hope that more students will experience the same feeling." -- Jessica F. (Political Science major)

"That trip has been the most memorable trip for me, [and] it also has helped me more than I thought with my career path...Though I didn't major in philosophy, it has greatly impacted my life and experiences in a very positive way."          -- Ashley M. (Psychology major, currently working toward a graduate degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling)

It's back by popular demand! In spring 2018, we are offering PHIL 3140 Existentialism in Paris, which goes to Paris for eight days over spring break.  The bulk of the course takes place in Paris, where students study existentialism (Sartre, Beauvoir, Fanon, and Camus) in the mornings in a Parisian café, rather than a classroom, and then go on excursions in Paris in the afternoons.
This is a three-credit course that counts in the History/Genealogy category in the major and minor.  In addition to paying for tuition, there is a program fee ($1595) that covers eight nights in a four-star hotel, metro travel within Paris, all entrance fees to afternoon excursions, and some of your meals. If you are a philosophy major, the department will provide you with a $100 scholarship to help defray the program cost.
Please contact the instructor, Dr. Phillip McReynolds, or the department chair, Dr. Shannon Sullivan, if you have any questions. The application date for spring 2018 is November 1, 2017.  You must apply by that point (and then be accepted and pay a deposit, by November 10) before you can register for the course on Banner.  To apply via the international office, please click here.