We had a lot of free trips and activities so that everyone could explore France and Paris and make memories, even if not all of us had the means to. We went to operas, ballets, plays, had dinners, and many other activities. Even if some had strict budgets or were worried about how expensive Paris could be, there were always free trips and activities available all the time (at least two a week) to reap the benefits of this fantastic city and country. The professors were also great and encouraged us to explore the city, suggesting restaurants or museums we should see. They were also great at incorporating this wonderful, exciting city into their programs, so we'd often be outside exploring a part of town, drinking coffee, or we'd be at a museum, studying art. Overall, the people there truly wanted us to get the most out of our time at Paris and we had plenty of opportunities to have big fun.