Exploring France’s dark past

An update from Merle, a graduate student in Liberal Studies: Have been experiencing a tour of sites in France associated with the WWII Holocaust. We have concentrated on French atrocities. Not only has the trip been an eye-opener and sometimes … Continue reading

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The Perkins Global Theological Education Program prepares Christian leaders for complex cultural experiences through seminars and significant immersion experiences in other cultures. Students learn to build intercultural relationships, resolve cultural conflicts and guide intercultural ventures. The immersion course in Taize, France is led by Dr. C. Michael Hawn, University Distinguished Professor of Church Music and Director of the Perkins Master of Sacred Music Program, and Dr. Heidi A. Miller, Assistant Professor of Christian Worship. Theology students studying in Taize, France, visit sacred sites such as the Taize community, Notre Dame, Cluny and Chartres, and consider the sites’ rich contributions to Christian worship and music.

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¡España! ¡España! ¡España!

That was the chant of the night. Can you hear it? All the spirit typically associated with Spanish fútbol echoing in your ears. Well, it sure was all present at last night’s España vs. Francia FIFA World Cup 2014 Qualifier! … Continue reading

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Colby is a junior majoring in business marketing in the Cox School of Business, with minors in art history and photography in Meadows School of the Arts. In fall 2010 she is participating in SMU-in-Paris, where she plans to study art history, French culture and photography. She’s eager to get lost in the streets of Paris, explore the suburbs and countryside, relax at local cafes, witness beautiful masterpieces, indulge in LOTS of cheese and bread, couture window-shop her heart out and snap thousands of memories. Continue reading

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The curtain is lifted

Pia spending a month this summer in Cannes, France, on a Richter Research Fellowship to investigate the relationship between the popular, wealthy city and its local, national and international charities. Continue reading

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Leaving on a jet plane

Rebecca is a President’s Scholar and a triple major in art history in Meadows School of the Arts and Spanish and French in Dedman College. In Summer 2009, she will begin her travels in the sunny South of France on the Cote d’Azur before continuing to Barcelona. There, she will pursue a Richter research project, studying the relationship between nationalized Catholicism, the Franco regime and parish church architecture in the Catalunya region of northeastern Spain. After Barcelona, Rebecca will continue to the Burgundy region of France, where she will volunteer as a guest worker on an organic vegetable farm before settling down for Fall 2009 in Madrid. Continue reading

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Paris: Premieres impressions

Charanya is a junior President’s Scholar with a triple major in political science, French and finance. This fall, she’s participating in SMU-in-Paris. Continue reading

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Countdown to Paris

Elisabeth is a junior majoring in journalism from Denver who is participating in SMU-in-Paris this summer. She’s looking forward to learning art history inside The Louvre and traveling to the Loire Valley. Continue reading

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Claire, a junior CCPA major and Studio Art minor from Fredericksburg, is studying this fall with SMU-in-Paris. She spent the summer with SMU-in-London, where she interned with Greenbelt Movement International. Continue reading

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