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London and Paris: Culture and Reflection

London, England & Paris, France
May 9 - May 23, 2016

Program Highlights

  • Attend at least one major theatrical production
  • Visit Stonehenge and Bath
  • Explore London's museums and attractions
  • Eat amazing French food and see the Eiffel Tower
  • Ride a boat along the Seine
  • Visit the Louvre and other famous museums
  • Visit Notre Dame and other famous churches
  • Visit Monet's Garden

Location: London, England & Paris, France

These two cities have inspired artists for centuries. What tales will they invite you to tell?


Course Description

Spend one week in London going to the theater, visiting the British Museum, and taking a tour of both Stonehenge and Bath. Then, it is on to Paris for a week, where we will eat croissants in the morning before seeing some of the greatest paintings and cathedrals ever created in the afternoon. You will also be able to explore these culturally rich cities on your own. Not only will you get great pictures, Facebook posts, and memories, but you will also be inspired to create your own unique travel journal where you will be able to write about all you experience. This course has been approved for the Experimental Learning (EL) designation.

London: The group will attend a musical theater performance in the theater capital of the world as well as visit museums, art galleries, and the Globe Theater. In addition, the group will take a tour to Stonehenge and the quaint town of Bath.

Paris: We will be immersing ourselves in the city of love, food, and art. We will visit the Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, and Rodin's studio. We will also tour the awesome Notre Dame and the breathtaking Sainte Chapelle. And we will eat and eat some more. It will be a busy, but very exciting two weeks!

Program Cost

The estimated Program Fee per student is $2,200 plus the cost of 2 CSB/SJU credits at the reduced summer tuition rate (approximately $550 per credit).

This price includes:

  • Accommodations during the program
  • Local transportation
  • Admission to museums, cultural attractions, musical and theatre productions outlined in the itinerary

The Program Fee does not include:

  • Most meals
  • Personal spending money
  • Any activities not included with the program
  • 2 CSB/SJU credits
  • Roundtrip airfare (Minneapolis-London; Paris-Minneapolis)


London: The group will reside in the heart of London, near Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, and Buckingham Palace.  Transportation is nearby, easy to navigate and included in the cost of the program.

Paris: The group will be staying at the Hotel Marignan while visiting Paris.  This is located in the Latin Quarter; the stomping grounds of Paris' many great artists.


Betsy Johnson-Miller is the director of this program. In addition to teaching English and Communication courses, she is a writer who has published two books of poetry as well as a number of essays and two young adult novels. She led this trip to London and Paris last year, and she can't wait to visit these places again and see what words, stories, and images take a hold of her and her students.

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