Explore how cross-cultural identities intersect with centuries of history and traditions
Centuries-old ideas, traditions, and culture are at once both harmonious and dichotomous to contemporary life in France’s major cities. Despite the world’s somewhat fixed ideas about what constitutes French culture, France has long been home to many immigrant populations, and its demographics and culture are constantly evolving with time. We dive deep to develop a richer understanding of the country by exploring innovative museums, interviewing locals, and heading off the beaten track of tourist experiences.
We balance an exploration of French history, art, food and culture with conversations about how France is always changing, and look underneath the veneer to discover truths about contemporary life in the country. As we travel through these cities and immerse ourselves in the daily lives of our host families and school, we discover France from a multiplicity of perspectives, and zoom out to apply what we learn here to our home country and the global stage.