Intermediate Program

With only two semesters of French, it is as easy to study in Paris as un, deux, trois!

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Culture

Get ready to experience all that Paris has to offer! A thoughtfully-planned cultural calendar is included with a range of activities to give a wholly encompassing pulse on the life of the city.

Twice a month, students attend performances in some of Paris’ most iconic venues like the Bastille Opéra, the Comédie Française, the Théâtre de Chaillot, the Philharmonie de Paris, Théâtre de la Ville, and Théâtre des Champs Élysées. Take in a selection of concerts, plays, modern circus, and dance.

Take a cooking workshop with your cohort and learn to make iconic French dishes! After class, skip the line and visit museums including the Louvre, as many times as you would like with the Louvre Jeunes card. Take guided tours of important historical sites around France with your peers.

Spectacles

Past calendars have included performances such as:

  • Ballet: Swan Lake at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
  • Theater: La Règle du Jeu at La Comédie Française
  • Modern circus: Optraken at Le Monfort 
  • Opera: Falstaff at Opéra Bastille 

Day Trips

  • Fall: Versailles & Chartres
  • Spring: Versailles & Monet’s Garden at Giverny

Weekend Excursions

  • Fall: St. Malo & Mont St. Michel
  • Spring: The Loire Valley

For further immersion and integration into French life, students have the opportunity to:

  • Become a volunteer assistant in an elementary or high school, helping the teacher or providing English conversation classes two to four hours per week
  • Pair up with a French student for cultural exchange and conversation in a tandem linguistique
  • Join an intramural sports team, dance troupe, choir, or other clubs
  • Volunteer at a non-profit organization
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