June 29

Arrive in Paris. Meet at Charles de Gaulle airport by API and transfer to orientation hotel. Begin safety, transportatio, and housing orientation sessions. Group welcome dinner and evening walk.

June 30

Breakfast at the hotel. City tour of Paris and group lunch. Continue safety and cultural orientation sessions including a boat tour on the Seine and a visit to the Eiffel Tower or the Arc de Triomphe. Group dinner and evening walk.

July 1

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet host families and get settled.

Academic orientation at the API center followed by Paris Metro practice and ice cream!

July 2

Placement exam at the Institut Catholique de Paris (ICP). Lunch at the API center and cultural activity.

July 3 - July 6

First week of classes. Most language classes are held in the mornings, Monday to Friday. In addition, afternoon phonetics classes are held two days per week. Final schedule varies based on language level. Cultural and recreatiional activities are held most afternoons.*

July 7-8

Excursion to Normandy, including Mont Saint-Michel and Saint-Malo.

July 9-13

Second week of classes. Cultural and recreational activities in the afternoon.

July 14                                      

Bastille Day! Day trip to Versailles. Visit the Château, nature walk in the park, picnic, and rowing on the Grand Canal.

July 15 Day with host families.

July 16-20

Third week of classes. Cultural and recreational activities in the afternoon.*

July 21 Excursion to Giverny.
July 22 Day with host families.
July 23-27   Final week of classes. Cultural and recreational activities in the afternoon.*
July 28 Depart France for the U.S.

*Itinerary subject to change. Cultural activities may include cooking sessions, a bike tour, pastry & cheese hunts, visits to the cinema and theater, as well as museums and parfumeries, tours of Montmartre and the Luxembourg Gardens, etc.

France Paris Gold Horse Statue
France Paris Metro Station
France Paris Eiffel Tower Looking Up
France Paris Eiffel Tower With Blue Sky
France Paris Louvre Pyramid
France Paris Metro Sign
France Paris Musee D Orsay Clock
France Paris Statue On Opera
France Paris Notre Dame
France Paris Eiffel Tower Purple Sky