- Paris, France
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- High School
- Program Description:
Your Experiment begins and ends in Paris, France’s beautiful and historic capital. You’ll mingle with Parisians in a café for a morning croissant before strolling the streets of Paris to the Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, or the Louvre. After working up an appetite, taste traditional baguettes, cheeses, and local delicacies, and enjoy a picnic on the Seine’s famous Left Bank or in one of the city’s many parks. Later, you will explore the Montmartre arts district beneath the spires of Sacré-Coeur and dine at quaint cafés that serve regional specialties from throughout the country.
Once completely enamored by the City of Light, you will be ready for more! Prepare to enhance your knowledge of the French language during a week of formal instruction, then put your skills to use during your homestay. There, you will get to know the unique culinary specialties of your homestay region by cooking traditional meals with your host family. This will be good practice for your culinary classes taught in French at the famed Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon. The Institut Paul Bocuse was founded by Paul Bocuse, one of four Chefs of the
Century and the ambassador of modern or nouvelle cuisine. There, you will learn from professional chefs how to cook French meals and desserts such as crème brûlée or macarons with fresh, sustainable, and high-quality ingredients. During your culinary adventure, you will also visit Lyon’s famed indoor food market, Les Halles, a foodie paradise with countless gourmet delights. Your culinary and linguistic journey concludes with final exploration and reflection in Paris.
To learn more about this program, visit experiment.org/FRC.
At the conclusion of this program, students will earn a community service certificate noting the hours of language classes completed.
- Setting Description:
- The program begins and ends in Paris, giving you time to explore France’s beautiful and historic capital. Together with your group, join local residents in a café for a morning croissant before navigating the streets of Paris to the Champs-Elys.es, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, or Louvre. Sample traditional baguettes, cheeses, and local specialties and enjoy a picnic on the Seine’s famous left bank. Explore the Montmartre art district beneath the spires of Sacré Coeur and dine at tiny cafés that serve regional specialties from across France. Language Certificate: Students who complete the four-week program will earn a language certificate noting how many hours of language classes s/he completed. Orientation: Paris, 2-4 days Homestay: Les Baux de Provence, Pierrelatte, Vannes, Saint malo, Nantes, or Blois,* 11-16 days Other Accommod
Additional Program Information
- Scholarships Description:
- The Experiment in International Living is committed to helping students from a diversity of backgrounds participate through a variety of need-based scholarships. In 2016, The Experiment awarded a total of $2.4 Million in financial aid and scholarships.
Based on 2 Reviews
- France for me10/22/17
This trip was one of the best study abroad programs I have ever done. There were so many great things about it's hard to even put into words. I think for me the most valuable thing was the incredible friends I made. I still talk to them now daily months
after the trip was over. Going through an experience like that was so incredible and amazing and doing it together made it so much better. I really miss all my friends from France and I plan to reunite with them soon. I also loved living with a host family with someone who was my age. We became really good friends and I still talk to her daily too. I felt like I was able to live like a real french teenager, we went and hung out with her friends, watched movies, did karaoke, and gossiped about boys. She made me feel right at home like a second sister and made sure I knew that any time I went to France I was welcome back. In terms of the things we did I just can't even explain how wonderful the cooking experience was. It was hard work but we were able to make wonderful and beautiful creations. And we got to taste the best food I've ever tasted in my life. It's not everyday you get to eat food cooked by a world famous chef at a michelin star restaurant. Because the chef/teacher cooked everything we cooked and let is taste his I got to eat dishes that would normally cost $300 multiple times a day everyday for a week. It was heaven for a food addict like me. My favorite memory is the last night when we all went to the eiffel tower. I've seen pictures of the eiffel tower before and I was convinced I would not be impressed by a tall hunk of metal. I was wrong. When you see the tower lit up for the first time, it knocks the breath out of you. It's so magical and whimsical, it's hard to explain unless you go. It was such a happy memory I was in the best place, with the best people, and we were all so happy.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- An Experience to Remember08/17/17
From sightseeing the Eiffel Tower to living in an ordinary French home and cooking in one of France's most beautiful city, Lyon, this program has taken me on an unforgettable journey. I was immensely exposed to the French culture and language by having
the opportunity to be proximate with local inhabitants. The Experiment program was very flexible and free flowing, allowing me to make my own discoveries of the elegant country and independently explore my curiosity of the food, language, and culture. Thanks to the Experiment, my love for the country has deepened, and my passion for the French language has been rekindled. My 3-week adventure in France has become one of my most cherished memories and most certainly remains as an "experiment" that was of great success.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend