Living Latin in Paris

December 27, 2017 - January 3, 2018

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Course Description

Living Latin in Paris is an intensive Latin experience focusing on Medieval Latin and set in Paris. Participants read important Latin texts from the Medieval to the Renaissance period that relate to the city of Paris, the intellectual capital of Medieval Europe. Daily readings are paired with visits to important historical and literary sites in Paris and its environs. Both on site and in the classroom, participants are encouraged to communicate with instructors and each other in Latin. The program's goal is to provide an intensive period of Medieval Latin study while helping participants form strong connections with Medieval Latin literature and culture.

Prerequisites

Participants must be over the age of 18 by the time the program starts and should know the basics of Latin grammar. This usually means the equivalent of one year of college or two years of high-school Latin. No experience speaking Latin is required, but experienced Latin speakers are also encouraged to apply.

Classroom and Housing

Classes for Living Latin in Paris are held in the Monastery of the Congregation de St. Esprit, one of the last remaining monasteries in the Latin Quarter. Le Quartier Latin takes its name from the Medieval students at the Sorbonne, who continued to speak Latin long after the rest of Europe had begun speaking the vernacular languages. 

To make the course as accessible as possible to all, there are four housing possibilities of different comfort and price:

  • a bunk bed in a youth hostel;
  • one bed in a hotel room shared with another course participant. Participants selecting this option will be matched by gender and age;
  • a single hotel room;
  • a hotel room shared with a non-participant.

For photos of classrooms and accommodation click here.

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    The Program take place in the Latin Quarter, in the vicinity of the Sorbonne.
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    The course is hosted in the Monastery of Saint Esprit, one of the last functioning monasteries in Paris.
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    Classes take place in classrooms located within the monastery.
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    Participants stay in shared or single hotel rooms in the Latin Quarter.
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    Budget-friendly accomodate is also available in a nearby youth hostel.

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Academic Credit

Continuing Education Units (CEU's) are also available for this program at no cost.

Costs

  • Tuition and youth hostel housing: $1750
  • Tuition and shared hotel room: $2500
  • Tuition and single hotel room or double room with non-participant: $3000

Request an Application

Students of at least 18 years of age and at least an intermediate knowledge of Latin grammar are invited to apply. This usually means at least one year of college or two years of high school Latin.