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Winter Intersession/StudyUSA WRIT class in New Orleans!

Learn about New Orleans history & culture! Write about it & earn credit! Click on the included resources for information and to register!

Intercession New Orleans-located travel class 'The Crescent City: Writing, Gender, & Culture,' 1/3/20-1/8/20, through Study USA!

Want to start 2020 off listening to live music in the famed French Quarter of New Orleans? Want to sample beignets at Cafe Du Monde next to the Mighty Mississippi? How about getting a chance to witness the first parade of the Mardi Gras season as it rolls down Rue Royale?

In the upcoming January 2020 Winter Intersession, we are offering a travel course called GST395/WRIT398 "The Crescent City: Writing, Gender, and Culture." Through this class, you’ll experience the rich history and cultural diversity of New Orleans while earning three credit hours toward your degree. This course counts as a 300-level humanities elective and can meet requirements for a variety of majors and minors. Click this link for more information (including a super simple online application) or see the PDF document attached to this post.
StudyUSA and the Division of Outreach offer $500 grants to students with demonstrated financial need with the intent of reducing the cost of course fees. You may charge tuition and the course fee to your bursar account. The costs of the course can be paid for with Spring 2020 financial aid (depending on your package). Group transportation to and from New Orleans by van is optional but included at no additional charge.


Applications for the course are due November 8th. We are happy to address any questions you may have; simply email Dr. Rachel Johnson at or Dr. Claire Mischker at You may also contact Mr. Kevin Gates ( in the StudyUSA office.

This will be the third year that we've traveled to the Big Easy. We hope you'll join us!

Please see the attached flyer(s) for full information on the course.