International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Available Excursions for Paris

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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.


Optional for some or all sessions
<box>Aix-en-Provence (or simply "Aix") is the historic capital of Provence, originally called Aquae Sextiae, from the name of the Roman general who conquered the town in 123 BC. The name also makes reference to the presence of natural hot springs, which later brought important thermal... Read More


Optional for some or all sessions
The first thing that comes to mind for most individuals when speaking about Bordeaux is wine, and with good reason! Bordeaux is the world's major wine industry capital and is home to the "Vinexpo", the world's most popular wine fair. Half of this port city is registered as a UNESCO World... Read More


Optional for some or all sessions
The timeless city of Bruges has remained relatively untouched since the Middle Ages, making it a delightfully historical place to visit. Known as the "Venice of the North", visitors to Bruges will enjoy sightseeing, possibly taking a boat ride through the canals, or climbing to the top of the... Read More


Optional for some or all sessions
Cassis is a commune in the South of France in the Provence-Alpes-Côtes d'Azur region of the country. The commune is famous for its cliffs, sheltered inlets (called calanques), and the white and rosé wines the region produces. The city is speckled with charming shops and cafés, and pastel... Read More

France Discovery Day Trip

Students are taken on a day trip to explore outside Paris' city limits. This change of scenery, from the bustle of the city to the calm of the countryside, allows students a different perspective on French culture. Visits can include nearby castles or famous sites, such as Versailles, Château... Read More


Optional for some or all sessions
Located in the north of Belgium, travel back to the Middle Ages in this remarkably well-preserved town and explore the recently renovated Gravensteen Castle, surrounded by an authentic medieval moat. Explore St. Jacob's Church, St. Nicholas' Church and the Cathedral of St. Bavo; home to the... Read More

Mont Saint Michel

Optional for some or all sessions
This spectacular site remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of France, second only to Paris. Construction on Mont St. Michel began in the 8th century, when the archangel St. Michel appeared to the Bishop of Avranches in a dream and instructed him to build a church on the... Read More

Moroccan Cities and Desert

Optional for some or all sessions
Travel to Morocco and explore a land filled with Arabic, African, and European influences. Students arrive through the famed city of Casablanca and from there visit different cities and areas of this dynamic country. The itinerary includes varying cultural activities such as meandering through... Read More

Night at the Theater

Students put on their finest for an evening at one of Paris' famous opera houses or theaters. Options include, but are not limited to, the Palais Garnier (home to the Phantom of the Opera), the modern Opera Bastille or Louis XIV's historic Comédie-Française, known as the House of Molière.... Read More


Optional for some or all sessions
A fascination to tourists from all over the globe, this region offers something for everyone. Normandy is widely remembered for its role in World War II history, as its ports served as D-Day landing beaches. Students may visit military cemeteries and the Memorial Peace Museum. Between history... Read More

Saint Malo

Optional for some or all sessions
Also known as the City of Corsairs, this historic walled port city in Brittany is one of the most popular destinations in this northern coastal region of France. Originally an island, through the ages Saint Malo has been home to merchants, privateers and pirates alike. Saint Malo was also the... Read More

The Loire Valley

Optional for some or all sessions
Come away to the Valley of the Kings for a weekend where Châteaux decorate the landscape. Wander the never ending halls of the royal residence of Blois where 7 kings and 10 queens spent their days surrounded by their courts. Take in the sumptuous decorations of the Château de Chenonceau... Read More