(October 8, 2014)

Following successful inaugural session, Centenary in Paris set for second year

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary students entering in fall 2015 will once again begin their college experience with immersive study in Paris, France as part of the Centenary in Paris program. Following a successful inaugural session in August 2014, faculty and staff who participated in this unique academic experience recommended to President David Rowe that the College continue the program.

Centenary in Paris
First-year students pose in front of the Palace of Versailles during the inaugural Centenary in Paris program

"The first year of Centenary in Paris was expertly planned by our dedicated faculty and staff, who at times taught challenging subject matter for 12 straight hours while leading their students around one of the world's great cities," said President Rowe, who joined the Centenary group for five days in Paris. "The students really invested in one another and in the experience, and formed incredible bonds with their classmates and professors."

More than 125 students completed courses during the College's first August immersive term, an experience that began and ended on campus and included the 10-day Centenary in Paris program. Students who took the rigorous courses offered during the August immersive term earned four credit hours in disciplines as diverse as art, business, English, French, music, and psychology.

An innovative academic calendar featuring hybrid semesters and four hour courses helps students achieve More in Four, making it possible for them to earn 40 credit hours per year at a normal pace, an increase from the traditional 30 hours. This format allows students to delve deeper into subject matter, and will also generate more time for expanded opportunities such as engaging in international study, global service, original research, or getting a jump-start on graduate or professional studies.

For a look at Centenary in Paris 2014 through the participants' eyes, visit centenary.edu/admission/paris.