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Why Paris?

Why Paris?

Paris is the number one tourist destination in the world for a reason. This iconic and breathtaking city is home to the famous Eiffel Tower, the Mona Lisa Students on bikes stand in front of the Effiel Towerat the Louvre, and the Sun King’s Palace at Versailles, just to name a few.

Also renowned for setting the cultural pace, Paris is where ultra-modernism meets historical romance. During your summer in Paris, you will also experience the culinary side of French culture in trips to cafés and restaurants across the city.

In your courses, you will have the opportunity to visit leading businesses in France to gain insight into their unique business practices and principles. Past company visits include tours of L’Oreal, Fat Tire Bike Tours, Deloitte, and Invest in France.

“Our McCombs courses [abroad] are designed to give you some background on the role of France as an international business center and, at the same time, enable you to appreciate the critical part that the cultural richness of France plays in creating an atmosphere where business leaders want to be located.”
-- Stuart Singer, Professor Accounting

About Paris

The Luxembourg Gardens
This is one of the biggest and most beautiful parks in Paris. This garden is famous for its soothing atmosphere and has everything from apple orchards to a vintage carousel. There is also a small café with both indoor and outdoor seating. Perfect place to relax or study!

Nearby Travel

This day trip is definitely worth the effort, just wear comfortable walking shoes. Versailles is a wealthy suburb of Paris that is famous for the Palace of Versailles. All of our former students highly recommend taking a trip here! Versailles Garden

Notre Dame Cathedral
This cathedral is one of the most famous landmarks in Paris. The coronation of Napoleon was held here in 1804, and even if you are not into history, the architecture will amaze you. You can walk around inside the cathedral and also go up to the top for a great view.

Fat Tire Bike Tour
Every student we asked said this was one of their best experiences in Paris. These tours are targeted towards English speaking tourists. Former students recommend taking the night tour. It's a great way to learn about Paris.

Galeries Lafayette
A good place to go shopping with tons of different stores. Even though it can be expensive, it is definitely worth a visit! 

Page last updated: 11/17/2014