paris

Paris Plages

The "Paris Plages" have a place in the national image that is as cemented in old photos and paintings as the Eiffel Tower and the pyramid of the Louvre. A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, the famous pointillism painting by Georges Seurat, demonstrates just how ingrained the Seine river and relaxing beside the water is to our understanding of ...

by Staff, Anthea Mitchell

Normandy, France

Our newly developed troop began in a little town. A small, special place in all of our hearts… Normandy, France. The simple and short stay created friendships and a family bonding of sorts. We refer to ourselves as a family because though we may not be blood-related, to live with a complete stranger for two weeks is traumatizing. So, ...

by Student, Jacqueline H. , Modern Europe

Global Teen in a Domestic World

There is saying that goes somewhere along the lines of you need to find a place to call home that can be your Paris. What this means is that you need to find a location to live and work that is as awesome to you as Paris is to the rest of the world. But there is one problem, what do you do when people can’t make a mid-sized town with a ...

by Student, Marissa Muller

Postcards from Best Friends

People always say that a picture is worth a thousand words. While that may be true, one word can also be worth a thousand words if it comes from the right person and at the right time. I studied abroad over two years ago, but the friendships I made there are some that I will keep with me the rest of my life. Whenever I had to say goodbye ...

by Student, Marissa Muller

Paris

Bonjour! Paris has been amazing. We arrived on Tuesday to a nice meal at a French restaurant and a walk in a beautiful park.  Since the day was filled with lots of travel, we were all very sleepy and quickly went to sleep that night. The next morning we got up and set off to Sainte Chappelle, a beautiful church covered in stained glass ...

by Student, Maya C. & Carlos C.

Day One in Paris – Notre Dame to Sacre Cœur

We got to eat lunch in the little neighborhood around the Notre Dame cathedral. Afterward, we had our lesson as we sat in the shade in front of it. We also got to walk to the top of the bell towers to see an amazing panoramic view of Paris. Later we went on a boat ride on the river Seine and got a tour of Paris from the river. That ...

A Moveable Feast

Saying goodbye to a city has never been easy, but one can scarcely protest when the next stop is the “City of Lights.” Truly one of the most beautiful places in the world, it becomes immediately apparent why Paris has always been such a beacon of inspiration that continues to capture the imaginations of millions of people all around the ...