December 27, 2018 to January 4, 2019
Thank you for expressing interest in Living Latin in Paris 2018-2019, a program run by the Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study. We hope that you will join us in the City of Light as part of a group of enthusiastic students of medieval Latin.
Please read the application guidelines below, then complete and submit the application available for download below by October 1, 2018.
Living Latin in Paris is a Living Latin experience focusing on Latin texts of the Middle Ages, a rich yet often overlooked period in the history of Latin literature. It takes place in Paris’ medieval Latin Quarter in order to immerse participants in the world of the texts they read.
The curriculum includes site visits to medieval sites of literary and historical importance in or near the city of Paris, classroom sessions for deeper exploration of medieval Latin texts related to those sites, and lectures on important aspects of medieval thought and culture.
Throughout the course, participants are encouraged to use Latin as an active living language to communicate with their instructors and each other.
This course will appeal to students of diverse backgrounds and interests. The minimum requirement for participation is a thorough knowledge of the basics of Latin grammar. Advanced undergraduates, high school teachers, and graduate students in classics or related fields will all find themselves challenged and engaged. The ideal group of students will complement each other and help one another learn by sharing their varied talents and interests.
One letter of recommendation is also required. All applications for admission and a letter of recommendation must be received by September 30, 2018. Letters of recommendation should be sent by your recommender directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Paideia Institute does not grade its students or offer university credit for this course. Students interested in applying for credit through their home institution can choose to take an optional final examination. All students can receive a certificate of completion upon request.
The Paideia Institute is able to offer three housing options, all located near the classroom building in Paris’ Quartier Latin. The housing options, in order of increasing price, are: a youth hostel, a double hotel room shared with another participant of the same sex, or a single hotel room.
Tuition and Costs
For tuition and housing in a youth hostel, the price of the course is $1750. For a hotel room shared with another participant, the price is $2500. For a private room, the price is $3000.
Airfare, daily expenses for meals, and spending money are not included in the cost of tuition. Paris is expensive; at the very least, we recommend that students budget €20/day for food. (This means shopping in supermarkets and eating picnic-style.) Please consider the current exchange rate when planning your budget.
Deposit and Payment Schedule
A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required of all participants by October 15, 2018. Our acknowledgment of receipt of this deposit guarantees the student a post in the course. The remainder of the tuition and housing fee (i.e. $1250, $2000, $2500 respectively) is due November 15, 2018.
Immediately upon notification of admission, students should purchase their airline tickets to arrive in Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport on December 27, 2018. The course ends January 4, 2019 and housing arrangements end on January 4. Those wishing to remain in Paris beyond this date should make their own arrangements for accommodation.
If you do not have a valid passport, get one immediately. This process can be time consuming and should not be left to the last minute.
Please direct all questions to email@example.com or call (609) 429-0734.
Complete the Application
To apply, please complete the following application form by October 1, 2018. Applications received after October 1st will be considered on a rolling basis until the program is full, at which point, a notice will be posted on this page.