The program offers frequent cultural activities, many of which are incorporated into and enrich the academic program. Students:
- go on a day excursion (to the Châteaux de Fontainebleau and Vaux-le-Vicomte or the villages of Giverny and Auvers-sur-Oise associated with the artistic life of thenineteenth century).
- spend the weekend in the Loire Valley or
in Normandy and Brittany.
- are taken on historical and architectural walking tours of Parisian neighborhoods.
- attend an opera or ballet at the
Palais Garnier or Opéra Bastille.
- are given assignments which require visiting temporary exhibits on art, photography or film.
Cultural activities vary, of course, from one semester to another because of the rich but always changing programming of museums, concert halls, and theaters. Check out videos of recent excursions below.
Chateaux de la Loire
Students are encouraged to plan most of their short trips in France during the semester and to travel around Europe after the end of the program. Paris is ideally located in the center of Western Europe. The unique high speed trains railway network combined with the extensive European low cost airplane companies make Paris the perfect place to travel to and from all the main French and European cities, as well as Northern Africa.
France is so much more than only Paris! In a few hours of train, students can visit and spend weekends in Normandy, Brittany, the Basque country, the French Riviera, the Alps and much more. These trips are an amazing opportunity to practice French and discover the diversity of French culture. During orientation, information is presented to students in order to help them plan their trips in France and get the best fares.