A Kaleidoscope of Art Forms


Duration 10 days
Suggested group size 12 - 20 students / 2 Envoys Field Staff
Suggested ages 14 - 18
Experience Forms of Art


A Kaleidoscope of Art Forms

Paris II

Students explore the historical evolution of art forms in Paris, considering social and political contexts through expert-guided tours and museum visits. They also examine the role of art in shaping Parisian society, appreciating how artistic expression reflects and challenges societal norms. This study abroad travel experience aims to deepen understanding of the city's creative spirit and its lasting impact on the global art scene.

“Paris is a canvas painted with romance and culture.“


“From the Eiffel Tower's silhouette to Montmartre's bohemian spirit.“


Impact Statement Everywhere we go, we carry a promise – to engage with respect, act with purpose, and leave a positive imprint. As envoys of our journey is more than travel; Our footprint is light, but our impact is profound, creating bridges of cooperation and mutual growth across the globe.

Day 1

Students are warmly welcomed to Paris and participate in an orientation session to familiarize themselves with the city. They engage in introductions and icebreakers, receive an overview of the program and its expectations, and enjoy a welcome dinner together.

Day 2

After breakfast, students embark on a guided walking tour of Canal Saint-Martin, focusing on its role in inspiring artists and designers. Following lunch, they visit Le Marais to explore the Victor Hugo House and the Musée des Arts et Métiers, which showcases the history of design and technology.

Day 3

Students visit the Atelier Brancusi at the Centre Pompidou, where they learn about the famous sculptor's work. Next, they take a guided walking tour of the Belleville neighborhood with a local architect, exploring its unique architectural styles and street art.

Day 4

A trip to Bois de Boulogne and a visit to the Louis Vuitton Foundation, exploring its innovative architecture and fashion exhibitions. Students enjoy a picnic at Bois de Boulogne before visiting the Maison de Balzac to learn about the writer's influence on Parisian culture.

Day 5

A tour of the Butte-aux-Cailles neighborhood introduces students to the area's unique blend of street art and design. Then, they visit the Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain. We discuss the intersection of art, architecture, and design in Parisian culture, before dinner in the Latin Quarter.

Day 6

A visit to the Marché des Enfants Rouges, the oldest covered market in Paris. Students participate in a cooking class and tasting session with a local chef, focusing on the role of culinary arts in French culture. After lunch, they choose between visits to the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, or L’Orangerie.

Day 7

A tour of La Chapelle with a local historian showcases the neighborhood's diverse artistic influences. Students visit a community center promoting diversity and social justice through art. Later, they' explore the Parc de la Villette, featuring public art installations and cultural events.

Day 8

A visit to the Opéra Garnier to admire its architecture and history. Later, we go to the Cité de la Musique, a cultural center dedicated to music-related events and exhibitions. If possible, students will attend a concert or event at the Philharmonie de Paris.

Day 9

Urban cycling. Then, a visit to one of Paris’ ressourceries to learn about their role in the city’s plan to achieve zero waste. Later, we visit La Maison du Zéro Déchet, a boutique for products that lessen waste, which offers workshops on everything from upcycling to climate anxiety.

Day 10

Students visit the Musée Rodin where they engage in a discussion on the intersection of art and politics in France. In the afternoon, they visit the OECD headquarters to discuss the role of cultural and creative industries in modern economies. Then, Trocadéro and the Eiffel Tower.

Day 11

On the final day, students enjoy breakfast and a briefing before transferring to the airport for their departure, taking with them a wealth of knowledge and appreciation for the diverse art forms that have shaped and continue to shape Parisian culture.

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Lenses of Inquiry



Dive into city projects and their connection to grassroots efforts. Students explore green policies, including bike lanes, pedestrian areas, and car bans. Urban green spaces emerge, with plans for a Champs-Elysées garden. Impact varies, raising questions about equity for lower-income residents.



Paris, a cosmopolitan city since the Middle Ages, has seen waves of immigrants contributing to its multicultural fabric. Our program explores diverse perspectives and emphasizes the need for humility and understanding in navigating our global and local communities.


Role of Art in Society and Culture

Paris has witnessed movements like Cubism and the May 1968 protests. Today, artists still address issues such as racism and environmental degradation. From street art to performance art, our program explores the role of art in conveying ideas, raising awareness, and inspiring action.


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