Name of Program:

The Mysteries of Paris



Paris, France



Professor Tara Foster, Modern Languages and Literatures,  227-1814


Course(s) and eligibility:

FR495: Mysteries of Paris, 4-credit Winter 2012 course, taught in English, with travel in May.     Must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, good academic and disciplinary status at time of program travel.


Term and approximate travel dates:

Class meets second half of Winter 2012 semester with approximate travel dates of May 16-30.


Application deadline: 

Admissions on a rolling basis; final deadline February 15, 2012.  To apply, download FLSA application from International Programs website: or pick up form from IPO office in 145 Whitman.  A $400 deposit is required to secure your admission to the program.


Program Snapshot



This class is pure fun!  We’ll read mysteries and view films set in the catacombs, cathedrals, and streets of beautiful Paris.  Take a river cruise and reflect on Georges Simenon’s The Bar on the Seine.  Re-trace the steps of intrepid scholar, Robert Langdon, as you explore the sites from the film version of Dan Brown’s DaVinci Code.   Murder in Montparnasse?  Relax!  It’s a mystery by Howard Engel, set in the Paris Catacombs.  All this plus scenes from Les Misérables, Amélie, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, French food and joie de vivre! 



Estimated cost:


Estimated international program fee ranges from $2900 to $3300 depending on final enrollment and is payable in 3 installments, including a $400 deposit due to secure your acceptance to the program.   Fee includes hotel lodging, ground transportation, cultural excursions and entrance fees, some meals, NMU administrative fee, international health insurance.  Additional fees:  International airfare estimated at $1300, valid passport, and personal spending money, estimated at $500-$700. 


Financial Assistance:

For information on individual eligibility for NMU Financial Aid, contact Haley Rhoades at 227-2327.



Interest Meetings:

Thursday, October 6 at 4 pm            142 Whitman Hall

Wednesday, October 26 at 6 pm     141 Whitman Hall
Tuesday, November 8 at 5 pm         141 Whitman Hall


For more information: 

Contact  Professor Tara Foster,, 227-1814

Susan Morgan, Coordinator-Education Abroad (IPO),