Program Activities

Program visit to the Parc de SceauxAs a student in the Program, you will enjoy a number of benefits. Your French student card will give you access to university libraries, student restaurants, and discounted rates on concerts, films, theater and travel tickets. The Sarah Lawrence Program also provides opportunities to attend exhibits, lectures and cultural events at institutions such as the Bibliothèque Nationale, the Opéra de Paris and the Comédie Française.

Language exchange with French studentsTo further your understanding of French society, Sarah Lawrence regularly sponsors events and activities, such as cinema nights and guided tours of cultural and political institutions. Volunteer opportunities can be arranged for those who wish to work with a local organization. To bring you into closer contact with young Parisians, the Program offers many opportunities to meet French students through dinners, coffee hours and linguistic partnerships. Daytrips and excursions in Paris and the French provinces are organized throughout the year.

Chartres CathedralExamples of Recent Activities

  • Ballet: The Lady of the Camellias at the Opéra Garnier
  • Exhibit: Picasso and the Great Masters at the Grand Palais
  • Raclette dinner with French university students
  •  Private tour of Paris City Hall

Examples of Recent Excursions

  • Chartres and its Cathedral
  • Dijon: History of the City and its Gastronomy
  • Giverny: Claude Monet’s Home and Gardens
  • Versailles Palace

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Thoughts on the Paris Program

“I think SLC did as much as it could to help us adapt to the ‘host culture’—the dinners at the Cité U. and other activities with French students were fun and a good way to meet people.”

–Amy Pan, Amherst College

“I think the SLC Program has many interesting and useful cultural activities. I would say this is a strong aspect of the Program.”

–Peggah Navab, SLC