Ah, Concorde Plaza...my favorite place in the city of lights!
One of the most memorable moments of an individual's trip to Paris is the instant at which they first set eyes on the Eiffel Tower. If this first encounter occurs during evening hours, when the famous landmark is illuminated by millions of lights that twinkle on the hour, it is all the more awe-inspiring an experience.
I had been in Paris for less than 48 hours when I got to see the Eiffel Tower. It was one of the structures I was the most anxious to see, and luckily the other students on my study abroad program were equally excited to visit and climb the iron tower of the 1889 World's Fair. Almost two years after returning home from my study abroad program, I still remember distinctly the moment when the metro car emerged from a dark tunnel and the tower sparkled so close that my fellow program participants and I gasped and clamored with excitement to witness Gustave Eiffel's masterpiece in all its glory.
Climb the stairs and dine at Altitude 95. Hop onto one of the elevators, which leave every eight minutes to transport visitors to the top. Spot the Arc de Triomphe or Hotel des Invalides or Notre Dame at 324 meters from the ground. Return home, exhilarated and reflective, to your student apartment in the Latin Quarter. Awaken in the morning to attend class at one of the oldest universities in Europe with students from around the world.
France is one of the most remarkable nations in the world, and Paris serves as its center for business, fashion, cuisine, and education. A city that can only be described as intoxicating, Paris offers the study abroad experience of a lifetime.
Global Student Experience programs in Paris are offered for the summer, fall or spring semester, and academic year. Enrollment in one of these programs includes housing, weekend excursions and cultural events, insurance, a cell phone, and an official transcript from the Sorbonne. Take courses in history, art, literature, economics, philosophy, sociology, and, of course, French. Add to your resume an education at one of the most prestigious academic institutions on earth. See the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, call friends back home to brag about your international escapades, enjoy a Nutella crepe, and still have time for a train ride to Bordeaux or Barcelona or Monaco on the weekends. Study abroad in Paris!