Day and weekend study trips
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.
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.