PPP Honors Program
- The Paris seminar is a two-week long trip with course offerings in political science and philosophy. French and European students join Xavier students in classes taught by Xavier professors and European academics.
- During the program students visit the U.S. Embassy, the Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral. The program ends with a group trip to Brussels, where students meet with representatives from the European Union and discuss the complexities of international politics.
- For PPP students, this trip is an extension of the third-year sequence philosophy class, which discusses the Enlightenment and French Revolution.
- Director: Steven Frankel. Courses offered: PHIL 415: Paris Seminar on Political Theory.*
- For more information about the Paris trip, click here.
- Students choose two courses among English, philosophy, art and Italian in the five-week program to Rome.
- They also have the opportunity to visit sites such as the Coliseum, Pantheon and the Vatican.
- With group trips to Assisi, a weekend in Florence and Siena, and two free weekends for their own travel, students experience the great diversity and richness of Italian culture.
- Director: Paul E. Colella. Courses offered: ARTS 112: The Aesthetic Experience; ARTS 113: Studio Art in Rome; ENGL 466: Transgressive Texts and Alternative Publics; ITAL 258: Language and Culture in Italy; and PHIL 351: Italian Philosophy.*
- The London program is a five-week-long experience with course offerings in international business law, English, philosophy and theology. Students choose two of the three courses to take.
- Outside of class, professors guide students though London, showing them sites such as Westminster Abby and St. Paul’s Cathedral. One of the highlights of the program is a trip to see a play at the infamous Globe Theatre.
- The program also travels outside of London, with day trips to Stonehenge, Hadrian’s Wall, and Dover, as well as a weekend trip to Edinburgh, Scotland.
- Director: Paul Fiorelli. Courses offered: BLAW 300: International Business Law; PHIL 444/HIST 250: Puritans and Pragmatists; and COURSE NO.?: British Literature: Monsters and Mythology.*
*Courses and program formats are subject to change. Please contact that director of each program for up-to-date information.
"I studied abroad in Paris and Rome. These trips allowed me to learn about the values of other cultures as well as examine my own. The relationships I formed with fellow students, professors, and individuals I met are some of the most valuable relationships I have made since coming to Xavier."
- Annie Garnett, '12
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