Day and weekend study trips

The classroom is just one part of the experience for HiF students. Hamilton in France includes in its tuition and fees a full program of excursions, visits and group activities. These give students the opportunity to get acquainted with multiple aspects of French culture and history and come together regularly as a group.

Weekend and Day study Trips

The program organizes two overnight study trips per semester in different regions (e.g. Basque Country; Brittany, Mont St. Michel, Provence, the Loire Valley castles and/or Alsace) as well as day visits closer to Paris (e.g. Versailles, Fontainebleau and/or Giverny). Fall and Spring programs of visits are different to accommodate annual students.

Excursions provide an overview of the history, cultures and arts of various regions. Travel, hotel accommodation, meals, visits and guides (usually university affiliated historians and art historians) are included in Hamilton in France tuition and fees.

Visits within Paris

Visits are scheduled regularly throughout the year to unusual sites in Paris such as the Institut du Monde Arabe, the Gobelins tapestry workshop, the catacombs and the Père Lachaise cemetery. There are also  guided thematic walks in particular neighborhoods. Students are encouraged to propose excursions.

allowance for Personal exploration

To encourage individual cultural exploration, each semester students are reimbursed for selected outings such as viewing European films, visiting museums and monuments, and attending performances of opera and ballet.

Cultural Activities

Some Hamilton in France classes include regular visits to sites of cultural and historical importance in or outside Paris. Theses visits are included in the tuition and fees. “French Painting” alternates classes at Reid Hall with visits to various museums and monuments. “French Theater” includes performances in renowned theaters every two or three weeks and “Paris Architecture” includes explorations of various neighborhoods and significant monuments. Entrance fees for films required for certain cinema classes will be reimbursed by the program.

Dinners and Receptions

HiF organizes regular dinners or receptions around holidays and special events.

Contact Information

Hamilton in France

Christian A. Johnson Hall
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
315-859-4201 315-859-4222 aysjyf@hamilton.edu
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