The program staff will advise students and help locate activities; then students make their own arrangements to participate. Hamilton in France may reimburse a portion of the costs. Consider the following options:
Paris universities abound with special-interest associations: sports, travel and hiking – and various cultural activities in the city.
Community Classes, Volunteering
HiF maintains information about non-academic courses that are usually heavily subsidized by the Paris Town Hall in various city districts. Program staff will advise students who want to find volunteer work.
HiF may cosponsor receptions with French student organizations and encourages students to make suggestions and assist in planning events. A French student assistant is available to meet with students for weekly conversation and to answer questions about university life.
Students seeking competitive play may join local athletic associations. There are many opportunities for joining soccer, basketball, swimming and volleyball teams. Interested students should investigate possibilities before or upon arrival in France because memberships are usually annual and the season may run from October through May.
Students interested in volunteer teaching may register through a program in which they teach three to four hours a week in a Paris lycée or collège.