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
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

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

Optional for some or all sessions
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

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
Speckled with vineyards and grandiose castles, the Loire Valley is the product of great architects and landscape artists from centuries past. Visit such chateaux as Chambord and Chenonceau to discover the unique characteristics of each. Read More