Living and Learning in Paris: Independent Stay and Study

Immerse yourself in life in Paris, learning about grand traditions of art, architecture and language as you walk the Old World streets like a Parisian.
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Program No. 21756RJ
45 days
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At a Glance

The style, energy and je ne sais quoi of Paris have always attracted expatriates including the likes of Hemingway, Gertrude Stein and Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. In this tradition, journey to Paris for an immersive six-week adventure where you’ll live in your own apartment and immerse yourself in the culture of the City of Lights. For an added experience – and additional tuition price – you can learn to “parler français” in daily language classes! A Road Scholar Site Coordinator will be on call to support you throughout this independent experience and to make sure you get to know Paris like a Parisian.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Daily use of the Paris Métro; unavoidable stairs with railings in certain stations. Walking up to 3 miles throughout the day for scheduled activities; even and uneven terrain including cobblestone streets. Expect crowds in the métro and at museums and historic sites. Activity level is based on included program elements.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Add the language track to your program for an additional tuition price and enjoy 30 language classes at a local school.
  • Participate in a weekend excursion to Normandy, where you will see D-Day Landing Beaches.
  • Enjoy substantial free time to explore Paris at your own pace.

General Notes

Our “Living and Learning” programs give you the experience of living in a foreign country independently. All participants will be enrolled in the Core Track, which includes: an apartment in a residence hotel; a local Site Coordinator to support you; a few meals; a weekly expert-led field trip; one weekend-long excursion to Normandy, including hotel; a city handbook and public transit pass. Additionally, you may choose to add on the Language Track. The Language Track includes classes five mornings a week and learning materials. Due to the special nature of this program, we request that you call us to enroll. Please call toll free at (800) 454-5768, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. ET. Current Events in Paris: Due to the fire at Notre Dame, the cathedral is closed to visitors. Road Scholar programs that visit île de la Cité will be able to see the outside of the cathedral, but we will not be able to go inside.
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