Semester in Paris


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Cultural learning is encouraged as an integral part of the Semester in Paris program. Participants will attend on-site lectures and guided visits at museums, monuments and historical sites within and outside Paris. In addition, students are invited to take part in a cultural activity series that includes one ballet, opera or theater performance.

Excursions are optional, but highly recommended, and include transportation, guides, entry fees and accomodations where applicable Additional information will be provided during the overseas orientation. Past excursions have included*:

Marvel at the splendor of Chartres Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture dominating this medieval market town. After a tour of the cathedral, explore the old marketplace and wander through a labyrinth of streets that make up the town.

Fontainebleu - Vaux-le-Vicomte
The Palace of Fontainebleu with its spectacular gardens is one of France's most distinguished monuments. Travel through the royal forest of Fontainebleu to visit the lavish 17th century chateau and gardens at Vaux-le-Vicomte, built by the same architect and landscape gardener as Versailles.

Normandy-Brittany Weekend
During a three-day, two-night excursion, visit historical sites of World War II and medieval France. See the Memorial Museum, the American Cemetery and D-Day Beaches OR enjoy a walking tour of the ramparts of St. Malo and visit the medieval city of Dinan. Climb to the top of Mont-St-Michel and tour the abbey and cloisters.

*Please note that not all excursions will not necessarily be offered every semester.