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Voulez-Vous Diner Avec Moi Ce Soir?

Students mix work, play, and good food in Paris Internship Program


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Click on the video above to see more from the Paris Internship Program.

With 75 study abroad programs — in language, liberal arts, fine arts, engineering, and science — in more than 20 countries, Boston University can justifiably claim a global campus. But what does that mean beyond an impressive list of place names? Last fall, we checked in on six of these programs in Europe to capture a day, or two, in the life of BU abroad. We found that studying in a global campus can range from attending raucous sessions of the British Parliament to learning to love siestas and Madrid’s late-night dinners to getting splashed by the waters of Venice’s Grand Canal on the way to your painting studio. During this semester, BU Today is showcasing videos of students’ international experiences.

Next up, Paris — a longtime destination for young Americans seeking a cosmopolitan experience. BU’s Paris Internship Program follows eight weeks of intensive language and liberal arts courses with an eight-week internship in industries such as art, film, business, and hospitality. But it’s not all work and no play: students have plenty of time to stroll the Champs-Élysées, pain au chocolat in hand. More than 1,600 students have participated in the program since it was founded in 1989.

The deadline to apply for the Paris Internship Program for the fall semester is March 15. For the spring semester, the deadline is October 15.

For more information on BU’s international programs, click here.

Devin Hahn can be reached at dhahn@bu.edu.


4 Comments on Voulez-Vous Diner Avec Moi Ce Soir?

  • Anonymous on 02.24.2009 at 4:37 pm

    Your students are so lucky! Loved seeing the Haagen Daz storefront–HD is ultimately the only reason to go on living! Are more places on tap???

  • kcornuelle on 02.26.2009 at 11:35 am


    what a way to study abroad. wow.

  • Anonymous on 03.23.2009 at 8:26 am

    Just the beginning

    I hope that the experiences of these two students in Paris inspire more students to study abroad. However, I hope that those who watch the video realize that these two are in the early, wow-everything-is-so-cool stage (honeymoon stage) of their being in a different country. As they spend more time, one hopes that they will gain more in-depth insights and a deeper appreciation of the people and culture beyond French onion soup and fun clubs.

  • Anonymous on 04.01.2009 at 7:18 pm

    honeymoon period

    Too bad this video was created at the end of the program. I’m sure you would become a PHD on French culture after spending a whole 4 months in another country. Just ask any expat!

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