Some have been in France before, and some haven’t—but all Hamilton in France students are excited about this new and unique experience that started a couple of weeks ago: living and studying in Paris. Why? Because they now get to speak French on a daily basis, live in a country with a different culture, take classes with a different academic approach, take up new personal and intellectual challenges, discover the intricacies of the Paris transportation system, and of course, they get to pick their favorite bakeries.

Here are a few photos from the past weeks, from the moment students first walked on French soil to their first classes at Reid Hall.