Charles de Gaulle Tour in France

Study Political Sciences in France

Add an impact project when you travel abroad to make your trip unforgettable. Take time to research the French resistance during World War II and research the connections to other times of civil resistance throughout world history. Then join with an accredited NGO to help make a difference today!

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Arrive in Lille and travel with your guide to your hotel. Unpack, unwind, and join your group for a welcome meal. Take a walk around your new neighborhood and get ready for a fun-filled week. 

You’ll spend your first full day in France in Lille, the northern French city where Charles de Gaulle was born. Join your group for a tour of the Charles de Gaulle Birthplace and Museum. Learn more about de Gaulle’s early life while getting to see the exact place he lived. After the tour, you and your group will take a walking tour of the surrounding neighborhood before enjoying a traditional meal at a local restaurant. 

Wake up early and hop on the tour bus for a 2-hour trip to Paris. After a light lunch at a Parisian bistro, you and your group will get a guided tour of Historical Charles de Gaulle. This multimedia exhibition examines the life of Charles de Gaulle and aims to educate visitors on his role as a general. 

You’ll spend today at the Musee l’Armee. Visit the World War II collection at the Museum of War and learn all about how Charles de Gaulle helped win the war for France and the French people. You’ll get to explore the fascinating exhibitions and spend some time in the museum’s powerful and somber Holocaust Memorial. 

Join your group for a quick 20-minute drive to Champigny-sur-Marne, a quaint town in the suburbs of Paris. The town is home to the educational Museum of National Resistance. Tour the museum to get a better understanding of what WWII and German occupation was like for the French people. You will learn how important French resistance was to the war efforts as well as how difficult it was for the French. 

Your final full day in France will be a day trip to Normandy to see the D-Day Beaches and the site of the Normandy landings. Walk along the beaches while learning all about how the Allies planned for the Invasion of Normandy. This trip is truly compelling, and one you will remember for a lifetime. 

Enjoy one last visit to a Parisian café and pack up for your flight home. You’ll head home both educated and inspired, with more knowledge of the importance and power of resistance. 

Travel abroad to study political science in France to get a first-hand experience of France’s history of World War II resistance. Visit Charles de Gaulle’s birthplace and learn more about the French resistance. This trip will open your eyes to the French perspective of the war. Not only will you learn about the history of this battleground nation, but you’ll also get a better understanding of how important and powerful civil disobedience and resistance can be.


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