MOSAIC- Paris France

About MOSAIC-Paris, France

Maryville University, located in St. Louis, MO, administers a comprehensive faculty-led short-term study abroad program on behalf of a 7-institution consortium called MOSAIC or Missouri Study-Abroad Inter-Collegiate Consortium - along with Central Methodist University, Columbia College, Culver-Stockton College, Fontbonne University, Missouri Valley College, and Millersville University. 

The Summer 2015 MOSAIC program in Paris, France will include a courses taught by Dr. Scott Richardson, Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations at Millersville University, Dr. Jason Baker, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Millersville University, and Dr. Nadine Garner, Associate Professor & Director of the Center for Sustainability.

Information Session:

Before applying to this program, students are STRONGLY encouraged to research the program thoroughly and discuss their plans with the Office of Global Education, their academic advisor(s) and any family members or other parties involved in the decision making process.

Additionally, we encourage students to attend a Study Abroad 101 meeting with the Office of Global Education in order to receive valuable information about the process and to make a better informed decision about this program. Visit the Office of Global Education and Partnerships Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm or contact us via email to register for a Study Abroad 101 meeting.


There are two sessions of the MOSAIC-Paris, France Summer 2015 program:

Session I- Core Program: June 26 to July 15 

Session II- Program on Sustainability: July 24 to August 15


Program Offerings

Students must enroll in two courses offered by MOSAIC faculty for a total of 6 credits; however, an additional 3 credits may be earned for an extra cost. 

Students should work with their academic advisor to ensure that the courses offered for this program are appropriately utilized for the student's major/minor requirements or to fulfill General Education requirements.

MOSAIC-France Courses

Session I-Core Program:

  • Street Photography in Paris (Scott Angus – Maryville)
  • France’s Historical Place in World Politics (Davis Brown – Maryville)
  • Paris Culture; Its Sights and Sounds (Judith Failoni, Fontbonne)
  • Drawing in Paris (Charity Woodard – Missouri Valley)
  • French Food: Its History and Culture (Aurelien Mauxion -- Columbia College)
  • Women and Protest in Paris (Tonia Compton – Columbia College)
  • Paris Museums and Culture (Deborah Knaust – Maryville)
  • Philosophies of Love and Sexuality – Paris-Style (Scott Richardson -- Millersville)
  • Philosophy of Education: From Rousseau to Ranciere (Scott Richardson -- Millersville)
  • Exploring the Culture of Paris (James Harf: Political Science & International Affairs – MU)

Session II- Sustainability Program:

  • Creating Sustainable Communities (6 credits) (Nadine Garner & Jason Baker – Millersville)
  • Exploring Paris: Its Art, Culture & History (Mark Schatz – Maryville)


To participate in this program, students must:

  1. Complete 24 credits prior to study abroad

  2. Maintain a minimum of a cumulative 2.0 GPA through the semester before departure.

  3. Meet all deadlines and application/paperwork requirements.


While studying in Paris, students will live in traditional residence halls.


Students pay Maryville University tuition and program charge directly to Maryville University.  There is an additional non-refundable, non-transferable Non-MU program participation fee and application fee paid directly to Millersville, due at the time of application.

For a 2015 estimated cost worksheet (prepared by the Office of Global Education at Millersville University) click here

NOTE:  The cost worksheet includes the cost for a passport.  If you do not have a passport, you must apply for one immediately.  Keep in mind that it takes 4-6 weeks to receive a passport.

Financial Assistance

Study abroad requires a student to plan for both academic costs/fees and personal expenses.  It is important to keep in mind the cost of living and currency exchange rates compared to costs associated with living in Millersville (for example, living in a large city will be more expensive than living in Millersville, however in other areas of the world, the cost of living may be less).

The Office of Global Education prepares cost worksheets for all of the official MU study abroad programs (listed above under "costs").  These worksheets take into account all academic costs to study abroad (including additional tuition, living expenses, passport fees, airfare, etc.).  Global Education does not provide estimates for additional travel.

Summer Aid:  Most students are required to be registered for a minimum of 6 credits in order to be eligible for financial aid.  Any aid received during the summer will be deducted from the amount of aid available to you for the following academic year.

Prior to submitting your study abroad application, it is strongly recommended that you take a copy of the program specific cost worksheet, or a completed Non-MU cost worksheet, to the Financial Aid Office to discuss financial planning.  Depending upon your specific financial aid package, the Financial Aid Office will provide estimates of what additional aid you may receive to fund your study abroad experience.  They are also able to inform you about alternative financing options available such as private loans.

Transfer of Credit

Students should work with their major/minor advisors to select courses which will fit into their major(s), minor(s), and General Education requirements, where appropriate.  The Office of Global Education cannot provide any academic advice or determine class equivalencies.

A Request for Study Abroad Resident Credits form, available through the Office of Global Education & Partnerships, during the Pre-Departure paperwork stage once accepted to study abroad, must be completed prior to the student's departure.  This form gives students and their major/minor departments the opportunity to determine multiple possibilities of course choices and their equivalencies.

After the study abroad program is completed and a transcript is sent to Millersville University, the Registrar's Office determines the final transfer of credit.  All courses taken through the MOSAIC - Paris, France program will come back to Millersville as transfer credit from Maryville University.  Please consult the Undergraduate Catalog for the transfer policy.

To Apply

The deadline to submit a "Non-MU Study Abroad" application is February 18th, 2015

Before downloading and submitting an application to study abroad through this program, students are STRONGLY encouraged to research the program thoroughly and discuss their plans with the Office of Global Education, their academic advisor(s) and any family members or other parties involved in the decision making process.

To apply, click on the following link to be directed to the "To Apply" webpage. Be sure to read all instructions before completing a Non-MU Study Abroad application. Pay special attention to the green highlighted comments to MOSAIC participants throughout the application checklist.