Living and Learning in Paris: Independent Stay and Study

Immerse yourself in life in Paris, learning about grand traditions of art, architecture and cuisine 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, try your hand at French cooking or do both by enrolling in the culinary and language tracks! A Road Scholar Group Leader will be on call to support you throughout this independent experience and to make sure you get to know Paris like a Parisian.
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.
  • Select the culinary track for an additional tuition price and enjoy an added five lectures, four hands-on experiences and three culinary related field trips.
  • For the ultimate immersion into Parisian life, choose to add both the language and culinary tracks to your learning adventure for an additional tuition price.

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 Culinary Track, the Language Track or both. The Culinary Track includes two afternoon activities each week. The Language Track includes classes five mornings a week and learning materials. We recommend that you choose either the Culinary Track or the Language Track. Enrolling in both tracks dramatically reduces the amount of Free Time available in your daily schedule. Additionally, it requires extensive use of the metro and public buses, which can be very fatiguing. Prices may vary depending on the educational track you choose. Go online or call for details. This program does not include airport transfers. Because of 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. Also, because of the ongoing “Yellow Jackets” protests in Paris, we may need to make last-minute changes to the itinerary to avoid visiting areas blocked by protesters.
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