Day 1
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Departure

En route to France.

Included Meals: None

Day 2
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Paris

Bienvenue à Paris! Get acquainted with this graceful city's cobblestoned streets, charming cafés, and vibrant neighborhoods. Stroll through Montmartre to the white domed Sacré-Coeur. Revel in the enchanting "City of Lights" while you stroll down the Champs-Elysées.  Enjoy the priceless treasures of the Louvre, visit the awesome Cathédrale de Notre-Dame, and so much more! 

Included Meal: None

Day 3
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Paris

This morning you'll travel like the locals on an RER train to Louis XIV's jaw-dropping palace at Versailles. Explore the immaculately manicured palace gardens on foot. Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower and get a bird's eye view of the city. Later, enjoy a free evening chatting in French with a waiter, street vendor, or new local acquaintance.

Included Meal: Breakfast

4
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Paris

Enjoy one last day of shopping and sightseeing in incredible Paris. Seek out a lesser known but equally interesting attraction such as the Musée Marmottan Monet, housing Claude Monet's 1872 Impression, Sunrise, the painting for which the Impressionist movement was named. Take in the city by night during your Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise.

Included Meal: Breakfast

5
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Strasbourg

Hop on the train to Strasbourg, the capital of the Alsace region – can you already spot the German influences? Spend the day exploring this beautiful city on the Rhine River.

Included Meal: Breakfast

Days 6-10
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Family Stay

Travel to your homestay community (French students will travel to either Metz/Thionville for their French family stay and German students will travel to either Albstadt or Weinheim for their German family stay). Put your language to work while experiencing real life in France or Germany.

Included Meals: Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner | Days 7-10 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11
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Munich

You won’t want to leave, but it’s time to bid your host family farewell and head to Munich, Germany! After checking in to your hotel, explore the Altstadt and be sure to see the world-famous Glockenspiel am Marienplatz. Pedal your way around Munich on a guided Fahrradtour.

Included Meal: Breakfast

Day 12
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Munich

Take a full day to explore Bavaria’s beautiful “Stadt mit Herz.” Visit the baroque Schloss Nymphenburg. Enjoy a lunch of Weisswurst at the 
lively Viktualienmarkt. Tour Olympic Park, the Deutsches Museum or the BMW Museum. 

Included Meal: Breakfast

Day 13
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Munich

Enjoy a journey through the beautiful Bavarian countryside while stopping to visit one of King Ludwig’s castles! Finally, celebrate your experiences together at your Xperitas farewell dinner.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14
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Return

Say goodbye to Europe as you return to the U.S.

Included Meals: Breakfast

What Others Are Saying

Isaac, student

France

“My favorite part of the trip was getting to experience France without being on the traditional tourist path.” 

Shiyuan, student

France

“My favorite part of my French trip was that I made so many new friends. After this trip, I felt we were like a big family.”

Madalynn, student

France

“All of the excursions that we did as a group were great ways to get to know people we otherwise wouldn’t hang out with.”