Student Life and Immersion
“You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.”
–Albert Camus, French-Algerian novelist, dramatist and Nobel Laureate
The Program’s headquarters are situated at Reid Hall, between the Luxembourg Gardens and the Montparnasse district, where many artists, writers and painters have lived and worked (Apollinaire, Beauvoir, Modigliani…). Nearby, you will find the Latin Quarter with its much admired Sorbonne and renowned jazz clubs.
In your free time, you may discover the flamboyant gothic architecture of the Tour Saint-Jacques, visit Balzac’s home, meet with contemporary artists in their workshops in Montmartre or Belleville, or attend a West African film festival in La Goutte d’Or. This daily contact with French culture and the people who make Paris so dynamic will be an essential part of your life in Paris.