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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Harriett from Sioux City, IA Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 01/11/15 - 01/16/15
This program was delightful and truly provided an immersion experience in learning about all aspects of "The French Experience."

Betsy from Minnetonka, MN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/11/15 - 01/16/15
I thoroughly enjoyed The French Experience Road Scholar program! The instructors were so interesting and they all were excellent presenters. I learned a lot and will definitely consider taking another Road Scholar program based on this experience. Thanks again for a wonderful week!

Thomas from Lawrenceville, GA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 04/06/14 - 04/11/14
This program was low-key and well organized. Our group of 21 studied French accomplishments in art, music, science, aviation, cuisine, palaces, wine and literature. We stayed at a beach-front resort about 5 minutes away from Eckerd College where we went each evening for dinner. The resort is dated but the personnel were friendly, the rooms were clean and there were 2 pools. The program is led by Eckerd College and they assembled an impressive array of instructors (including 2 professors from Eckerd). They kept us busy in the evenings after dinner by having a choral group, music recital, movie (Midnight in Paris) and a lesson on ordering meals in French (which I totally flunked). There was one off-site field trip to the local Museum of Fine Arts where the docent tour was well done. If you hope to someday travel to France (or even if you don’t) this is a well-managed program which is packed with information and delivers a basic appreciation of all things French.

Doris from Fairfax, VA Number of programs attended: 21
Date attended: 01/26/14 - 01/31/14
This was an excellent program. The instructors were very good, but the highlight of the program was a day and a half with the retired director of the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts. Lodging was comfortable and adequate, although fairly basic. Food was nothing exciting, even our "French dinner", but the coordinator was very accessible and helpful. I would highly recommend this program.

Annette from Wilmington, DE Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 01/26/14 - 01/31/14
excellent program, instructors, coordinator, living quarters and cordiality of hotel staff (note the genuine friendly and helpful hospitality)

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
14 Expert-led lectures
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1 Hands-on experiences
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