Cultural Enrichment & Orientation in France
You will begin your experience in France by getting to know the staff and taking part in a comprehensive orientation program. The Arcadia France staff is a dedicated and extraordinarily well-informed team of individuals who take real pride and delight in sharing their knowledge and appreciation of France with you.
Your first days with them will help prepare you for living and studying in France. You'll meet other program participants and have a chance to explore your host city and learn about basic cultural and academic differences.
All of the activities during orientation are designed to help you adjust skillfully to your new home and to help you become an informed participant in your host culture. Orientation is one of the most important steps in giving you the skills and knowledge to expand your own cultural learning while in France.
Orientation won't be the end of your contact with our staff. Events and excursions designed to enhance your understanding and knowledge of France, and in particular, the city in which you will be living, will take place throughout your program.
Learn about French culture and current events in Paris and France before you arrive! Semester and year students will be invited to join an online pre-departure group in the months prior to departure, to share articles and discuss current issues and stories of cultural interest. This optional activity will allow students to arrive in France with a stronger sense of the country's cultural heritage and the events that are making headlines.