This course will introduce students to British writing that responds to the political and social upheavals brought on by the French Revolution (1789-1799). As one of the most important conflicts in the history of the western civilization, examining the British reaction to it helps us to understand the event itself, but more importantly for course's purposes, how the French Revolution affected British politics and culture as reflected through its writers.
Paris was ground zero for the revolution, so visiting Paris and the sites most associated with the revolution will provide students with a sense of place. Because most of the writers we will study at least visited and sometimes lived in Paris, we can analyze their perspective of events by reading their work in the spaces that they write about. Additionally, in order to convey the 18th century revolutionary fervor, the course will show students the vast economic inequality evident in the grandeur of places like those at Versailles and the Louvre in contrast to the poverty experienced by ordinary Parisians.
Through this study abroad program, students will learn how events and place influence writing--both the writing of the eighteenth-century writers we read and your own writing.
There will be a few class sessions prior to departure, where the program's coursework will be discussed,
and students will receive important pre-departure information about health, safety & insurance.
There may also be at least one class session held after returning to Atlanta for debriefing. Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.
March 15: Depart ATL
March 16: Paris Scavenger Hunt assignment
March 17: French Revolution Guided Walking Tour
March 18: Louvre Guided Walking Tour; class: poetry selections
March 19: Luxembourg Palace/Museum
March 20: Pantheon; class: poetry selections
March 21: Versailles Guided Tour; dinner/wrap up
March 22: Free day/Depart Paris
Participants will stay in a comfortable hostel in Paris.
This course is open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet all academic requirements of the Georgia State University College of Arts and Sciences. Prerequisites for this course include ENG 1101 and ENG 1102 or ENG 1103
and a good written usage of standard American English. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.
- Transient students should visit the
Transient Student tab on the How to Apply page of our website
- International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at
(404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.
Participants who successfully complete the program's one course will receive 3
semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduate students should register for ENG 3350
and graduate students should register for ENG 8500
. Students from other institutions should follow their institution's regulations concerning transfer credits.
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $1,300, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Nonresident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
Program Cost Includes:
- All ground transportation, excursions and entrance fees
- International insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
- Round-trip airfare
- Georgia State tuition and fees
- Passport or visa fees
- Additional meals
- Entrance fees for museums
- Excess baggage charges and tips
- Personal expenses
- Travel not associated with the program
October 15, 2018: $300 deposit
November 15, 2018: $1000 payment
All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Georgia State University students may use any financial aid they currently receive for the term they study abroad, including: Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans), Perkins Loan, HOPE Scholarship, and other scholarships. Please note: due to federal regulations, these funds are not available in time to use for your initial payments!
Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship
and the International Access Scholarship
- Meet the eligibility requirements
- Are accepted into a program
- Pay a deposit by the deposit deadline
will be considered for these scholarships based upon the program application they submit. Visit the scholarship page on our website
or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office for advisement to learn more about
other scholarship opportunities
& financial aid for study abroad
Study Abroad Advising
Interested in studying abroad, but not quite sure where to get started? Meeting with a Peer Advisor
is your first step in studying abroad! All of our Peer Advisors have study abroad experience and can help you define your goals for studying abroad and point you to resources to make your study abroad experience a success. After you meet with a Peer Advisor to learn the basics about studying abroad, you are eligible to come in to meet with a Study Abroad Advisor
during walk-in advising hours. Study Abroad Advisors are here to guide you through the entire study abroad process, from choosing a program and applying to scholarships to making sure you're readjusting to life back on campus when you return. To view our current advising schedule, please visit our website
Study Abroad Programs Office
Georgia State University
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303