Summer Study in Fanjeaux for Dominican Colleges and Universities

Next Offered: Summer 2021 (Traveling late May- Mid-June)
Application Deadline: November 15, 2020

Student Applicants: Download the application and Apply Now

Faculty and Staff: Click here (pdf) for eligibility requirements and application materials.

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
  • Fulfill the Dominican University Literature Area Requirement (LT)
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 for Students
  • 2021 costs TBA
  • Student Program fee in 2019: $3,250*
    • Includes tuition, room and board in Carcassonne; room and partial board in Paris (breakfast only); excursions and museum entrances; travel insurance
    • *Dominican University offers scholarships of $1500 for two student applicants per year to offset the costs of the Fanjeaux study abroad experience
  • Students were also responsible for the following out-of-pocket expenses:
    • Airfare (estimated at $1500 - $1900)
    • Additional money for meals and personal expenses $400-$800
Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students
  • Dominican University offers scholarships of $1500 for two student applicants per year to offset the costs of the Fanjeaux study abroad experience. 
  • Eligible students should also apply to receive up to $2000 off the costs of the experience through the ExCEL Scholar Awards
  • Dominican University and State aid (MAP grant) do not apply to a summer term, however, Pell grant recipients can access their Pell grant funds if they register for 6 credits during the summer
Estimated Costs for Faculty and Staff
  • 2021 costs TBA
  • Faculty and Staff Program fee in 2019: $2950*
    • Includes tuition, room and board in Carcassonne; room and partial board in Paris (breakfast only); excursions and museum entrances; travel insurance
    • *Dominican University will cover the entire program fee for one member of the faculty and one staff person each year.
  • Faculty and Staff are also responsible for the following out-of-pocket expenses:
    • Airfare (estimated at $1500 - $1900)
    • Additional money for meals and personal expenses $400-$800

Apply Now

Student Applicants: Download the application and Apply Now

Faculty and Staff: Click here (pdf) for eligibility requirements and application materials.

Learn More

About Fanjeaux (pdf)