Fanjeaux, France

Summer Study in Fanjeaux for Dominican Colleges and Universities

Next Offered: Summer 2015, May 26- June 11

This international study experience brings together faculty, administrators, students and staff from U.S. Dominican schools in the medieval hilltop town where St. Dominic's vision of an order devoted to seeking and sharing the truth took shape from 1206 to 1216.

Mornings are spent in study, afternoons in excursions to historic sites in southern France with a focus on places significant in the early history of the Order of Preachers. As a community of learners, we enjoy simple living and good meals at the Belvedere, a Dominican guest-house. Both programs conclude with four nights in Paris.

Academic Program

Students

Brochure 2015 Students

In their three-credit course, "France in the Middle Ages," students learn about the history, philosophy, art and literature of the period, both in class and on field trips.
Interdisciplinary course. (Taught in English. No previous knowledge of French is necessary). 

 • Meet students from other Dominican colleges 
 • Study in Fanjeaux where Dominican higher education finds its roots in Dominic's vision of an order dedicated to truth 
 • Explore medieval studies in art, architecture, history and literature 
 • Visit many interesting sites in southern France and conclude the program with a stay in Paris 
 • Earn 3 credits from Dominican University 
 • Improve your understanding of the French language and culture and become acquainted with medieval and modern Paris 

Faculty/Staff

Brochure 2015 Faculty/Staff

In their seminar faculty and staff explore the Dominican vision of higher education emerging from the intellectual traditions of the Order of Preachers, particularly as they relate to theology, social justice and the arts. Together they discuss contemporary challenges on their campuses.

 • Join faculty and administrators from other Dominican colleges 
 • Experience the community of study in Fanjeaux at the heart of the Order’s foundation 
 • Reflect on Dominican vision then and now: The intellectual tradition of the Order of Preachers Aesthetics and theology in the Dominican curriculum, justice and diversity issues 
 • Explore together with contemporary Dominicans and their associates the implications for our Dominican colleges today 
 • Visit many interesting sites in southern France, including places special to the Order’s early years

Application: 

Deadline: December 1, 2014

Admission is limited to 12 students.

Student Application
Faculty/Staff Application
Transcript Request

Check at your campus to see if scholarships or financial aid are available.

Cost and Financial Aid

Student Cost: $2625

  • Tuition
  • Room and board in Fanjeaux; room and partial board in Paris (Breakfast only)
  • Excursions and museum entrances

Airfare not included

Faculty/Staff Cost: $2325

  • Room and board in Fanjeaux; room and partial board in Paris (Breakfast only)
  • Excursions and museum entrances

Airfare not included

Requirements and Eligibility

For full requirements and program information, contact your Institution’s Fanjeaux Coordinator, or call Trudi Goggin at (708) 524-6824.

Excursions, Housing and Transportation

Excursions

Historic sites in southern France with a focus on places significant in the early history of the Order of Preachers. As a community of learners, we enjoy simple living and good meals at the Belvedere, a Dominican guest-house. Both programs conclude with four nights in Paris.

Housing and Transportation

For full information on housing and transportation, contact Trudi Goggin, Dominican University, (708) 524-6824 or tgoggin@dom.edu.

Learn More