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Life in Paris

Life in the French Capital

IFE encourages students to delve deeper into Parisian life by offering as many cultural resources as possible. From a well-stocked print and video library and a monthly newsletter on the latest films, music and books of note, to nights at the theater or cinema, students have opportunities to explore a different facet of the French capital.

Visits include...
- Visit to Fontainebleau with an IFE history professor
- Sorties Cinémas (to see a French language film)
- Sorties Theatre (from a current play to a one-man show or stand-up comedy routine)

In addition to cultural activities, IFE offers a series of workshops to help students discover new areas, and process their surroundings and experiences with a more critical approach.

Workshops include...
- Day visit/workshop in Créteil: Students make a trip to the town of Créteil just outside of Paris, visiting a local high school, a cité (low-income housing development), a youth cultural center, and a neighborhood emblematic of late-1960’s French architecture among others.

- Theater workshop: As part of the curriculum, Gateway students participate in an improv workshop with a Parisian theater company specializing in social issues and audience interaction, with the aim of becoming comfortable speaking and interacting ( have fun along the way!)

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