France The Summer of Chocolate
Orientation in Paris
Live like a Parisian in a historic quartier of the French capital. Join local residents in a café for a morning croissant before navigating the ancient avenues to the Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre. Spend the afternoon using your French to find the best traditional baguettes, cheeses, and local specialties for a picnic on the famous left bank of the Seine. Explore the Montmartre art district beneath the soaring spires of Sacré Coeur and dine at tiny cafés that serve regional specialties from across France. Master the Metro and venture across the city to take in an outdoor film at the summer cinema festival, or watch the sun set over the Jardin de Luxembourg.
Homestay, Chocolate and Travel
Spend four delicious weeks exploring French culture through one of its most cherished culinary art forms—chocolat. During your Paris orientation, sample the sweets of world famous chocolatiers. During your three-week homestay, get to know your community with host siblings and friends, cook delicious meals with your new family, and delve into the rich world of bread and chocolate at a renowned culinary school. You’ll spend five days in the test kitchen with professional chocolatiers who will share their secrets and technique as you design your own flavors. Your adventure concludes with travel to the famous chocolate-producing cities of Bruges and Brussels in Belgium.
Meet artisan chocolatiers; learn how to make ganache and sample truffles and mendiants; experiment with sweet and savory ingredients to create your own chocolate; explore the museums, theaters, and medieval architecture of Bruges, Belgium.
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