Have you been dreaming of traveling to Paris and learning French (or improving your French) while in the City of Light? Then this is your program! You will take courses on location (from language classes to art history to French cinema) and you will be immersed in the French language and culture. Paris will be your classroom as you learn about different periods of art, architecture, and history, or practice your conversation skills. Study the art of Monet, Renoir, Degas, Delacroix, and other French masters in the Louvre, Musée D’Orsay, and other museums. Visit the Opera Garnier, the Eiffel Tower, and stroll along the Champs Elysées. Eat lunch at your favorite café, try a dessert from Stohrer (the oldest Parisian pastry shop, which used to provide pastries for Marie Antoinette), taste chocolate at the Salon du Chocolat, and admire the city lights from a boat on the Seine river.
A variety of courses will allow you to learn about French language and civilization, while fulfilling BYU GE requirements and/or earning credit toward majors or minors in French, humanities, and/or international cinema studies. In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the LDS Church in France. No prior French language instruction is required. Besides short trips, the program will include excursions focusing on the “sacred paths” of the humanity, from prehistoric painted caves and stunning pilgrimage roads and sites in southwest France to churches in Belgium and Italy. Come see Paris at its best, in the changing colors of fall when all the summer tourists have left, and enjoy an unforgettable cultural and educational experience. French language, culture and civilization courses will be taught by the program director at the LDS Institute building in the Marais district of Paris and at the language school l’Etoile by native French faculty.
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