Paris, France

Paris, France

Course Overview

George Simenon, a Belgian-French novelist, is considered the most widely published author of the twentieth century.  The character he created, Inspector Jules Maigret, who made him rich and famous, ranks only after Sherlock Holmes as the world's best known fictional detective.  Most of Inspector Maigret's cases are set in and around Paris and the social and geographical environment often provides the underlying cause of the crime.  This travel course will take students to Paris and have them walk in the footsteps of inspector Maigret.  Four novels will be examined closely and each student will be responsible for another along with the 'arrondissement' in which it is taking place.

Program Offerings

Students earn 3 credits and can count the course as one of the following:

Undergraduate Level:
HUMN 210 3 Credits (G1, W)
FREN 433  3 Credits (for French Majors)
FREN 333  3 Credits (French Elective)

Graduate Level:
FREN 586  3 Credits (for French graduate students)

Students should work with their academic advisor to ensure that these three credits are appropriately utilized for the student's major/minor requirements or to fulfill General Education requirements.


Cost: approximately $2,850.00 to participate in this course. Students will be staying in Paris for 7 days.

This cost includes:

  • Airfare roundtrip
  • Transportation to/from hotel
  • Travel in Paris
  • 2 dinners and breakfast daily
  • Accommodations
  • Admissions for cultural visits and tours

This cost does not include:

* 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 Aid

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.)

For undergraduate students: Federal/State Financial Aid: If you qualify for federal and/or PA state financial aid, you may apply it to your accredited study abroad program. For aid specific to 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. (Summer Class Financial Aid Question)

The Office of Global Education prepares cost worksheets for all of the official MU study abroad programs to submit to the Financial Aid Office. As part of the Pre-Departure Paperwork process, students must indicate on their paperwork whether or not they wish to use summer financial aid. If they choose to use financial aid for this course abroad, the Office of Global Education will submit a cost worksheet to the Financial Aid Office on their behalf. These worksheets take into account all academic costs to study abroad (including additional tuition, living expenses, passport fees, airfare, etc.) and are used to re-evaluate students' financial aid packages. Costs associated with any additional travel outside of what is required by the program will not be included in the financial aid cost worksheet.

All undergraduate and graduate students should contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss their specific financial aid package.


Students will study in France from May 18-24th.

Trip Highlights:

  • Musée du Louvre
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Montmarte


Students will stay in hotels with private bathrooms.

To Apply

A $500.00 deposit to secure a spot is due Friday, March 15, a second deposit of $1,000 is due Monday, April 15 and the remaining balance of the payment is due by Wednesday, May 1.

Note: A minimum of 10 students are required for this course.

For more information contact Dr. Christine Gaudry-Hudson at (717) 872-3663 or