Housing: Students live with Parisian hosts to experience daily life in Paris and hone their conversational French skills. You will have your own room, your own key, and will be treated as an independent adult. Most of our hosts have been with our program for many years and we place students only with hosts who have been highly rated by past participants.
Meals: French hosts provide all breakfasts and five dinners per week. Students receive a stipend to cover the costs of lunches and the remaining dinners.
Orientation: Upon arrival in September, the fall group goes on a four-day tour of Normandy as part of orientation. Destinations include Caen, Bayeux, the D-Day beaches, Deauville, Mont St Michel, Honfleur, and Rouen. In the spring, the group goes to southern France to visit Nice, Saint-Paul de Vence, les Baux de Provence, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Arles, and Avignon.
Activities: To introduce you to the gastronomic pleasures of France, we offer an optional non-credit course in French culinary arts. You may visit a traditional French bakery, try your skills in a French cooking class, take a guided tour of gourmet shops and indoor and outdoor markets. You'll also enjoy a wine tasting session with experts who will share the cultural history of wine and wine regions and teach you the vocabulary of wine appreciation. There is an extra fee for this course. Rollins will not pay this fee; the student will be billed.
Field Trips and Excursions: Field trips to Normandy, Giverny and Burgundy in the Fall. Field trip to Provence, Loire Valley, and Normandy in the Spring. In both fall and spring, the arrival program in Paris includes guided visits within Paris (including the Louvre, Notre Dame, La Sainte Chapelle), and trips to Giverny, and Versailles.