Embrace the French Culture by Learning, Teaching, and
Service in Paris!
Dates: TBD, 2011
The School of Education Service Trip seeks to unite the
Vincentian Mission of service with the excitement of living in
Paris, France. Imagine yourself working with children and
adolescents at French elementary and secondary schools. Seize
the moment, and engage in teaching them skills they will retain for
the rest of their lives! In Paris, students will engage in
service activities such as taking part in after school programs,
observations, working at a soup kitchen, and dialogues in French
Additionally you will have the unique opportunity to teach
English to a group of French children from grades K-6 & 7-12
(with the aid of the professor) even speak with French
administrators and teachers about challenges within the school
system. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear first
and of the differences between the French and US educational
systems. Other service opportunities will be offered such as work
in a local soup kitchen, etc.
Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity to explore
the true soul of Paris by experiencing first hand the artistic,
architectural, and cultural beauty of the Country. Take
advantage of expanding your knowledge of global education and
teaching styles and serving others in Paris, France!
- Cultural hotspots, including La Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the
Arc de Triumph
- Mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral!
- Evening Boat ride on the Seine River
- Trip to Euro-Disneyland
- Ballet at the famous Palais Garnier
- Enjoy the famous French Pastries at LaDuree
- Service Opportunities
Accommodations: St. John's Paris campus
dormitory in the historic 6th Arrondissement, double-room
In Paris, you will stay at the newly renovated St. John’s
University Paris campus located in the popular St-Germain district
also known as the 6th arrondissement. The campus is
just across the street from the Vaneau metro stop and within
walking distance of the Musée d’Orsay, Musée du Louvre, Jardin du
Luxembourg, Cathédral de Notre Dame and the Musée Rodin.
Room accommodations include, two single beds, wardrobes and
desks per room (one per student), linens provided for your use
during your stay, air conditioning in each room, wireless internet
access, digital phones. Shared bathroom facilities on each
While on campus you will have access to a fully-wired computer
lab with printers, spacious meeting rooms and a student lounge. Our
bilingual staff, including a Residence Director and resident
assistants will be there to assist you with your needs.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch 4 days a week
Professors: Associate Dean Charisse Willis
and Mr. Joseph Sciortino
Program Fee: $2,190 (Tentative)
Program fee includes housing, select meals, and excursions. Unless
otherwise indicated, airfare and incidentals are additional.