Summer Study in Fanjeaux for Dominican Colleges and Universities

Next Offered: Summer 2019, May 28–June 13
Application Deadline: November 21, 2018

This international study experience brings together faculty, administrators, students and staff from Dominican colleges and universities throughout the United States 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 Notre Dame De L'Abbaye. Both programs conclude with four nights in Paris.

Academic Program
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. The course is 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 three credits from Dominican University
  • Improve your understanding of the French language and culture and become acquainted with medieval and modern Paris
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 opportunities and 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
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 Notre Dame De L'Abbaye, and four nights in Paris.

Cost and Financial Aid
Estimated Costs
  • Student Cost: $2,950
Tuition
  • Room and board in Carcassonne; room and partial board in Paris (breakfast only)
  • Excursions and museum entrances
  • Airfare (estimated at $1500 - $1900 is not included)

Dominican University offers scholarships of $1500 for two students per year to offset the costs of the Fanjeaux study abroad experience.  Students also may be eligible for additional scholarship assistance through the ExCEL program, or for loans

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  • Faculty/Staff Cost: $2,650
  • Room and board in Carcassonne; room and partial board in Paris (breakfast only)
  • Excursions and museum entrances
  • Airfare (estimated at $1500–$1900 is not included)

Dominican University will cover the program cost for one member of the faculty and one staff person each year. Click here (pdf) for eligibility requirements and application materials.

Learn More

About Fanjeaux (pdf)