Plenty of Spots Still Available for France

We’re getting lots of questions about the France trip and a couple of reservations have been made. As of 1/31/13 we have three reservations but lots of conversations with interested alumni and friends of the College.

Probably the most frequently asked question has been about group size and make up of the group. The trip is planned for 20 people, including two leaders. We can fluctuate by a couple in each direction but total group size will not exceed 24.

On previous trips we have had alums, spouses, and friends of the college. This is not a student trip, though younger people are certainly welcome. We may well have a young alum, fluent in French, along with us if our plans pan out.

Again, all travel and accomodations are covered by the registration fee. Entrance fees and tours are also covered. There are some meals provided, but most evenings will be open for you to explore French cuisine. And frankly, that is a cost control measure.

Restaurants in Montpellier are comparable in cost to a nice restaurant in any major U.S. city. For anyone who has been to Paris, you’ll know the nicer restaurants there can range from expensive to very expensive. But there are plenty of options in the affordable range. We will have a list of restaurant recommendations for both cities upon arrival.

Write me with any questions: hewitth@wabash.edu

 

Time to Start Thinking About France Trip

We’ll be posting updates on this blog now that we’re into 2013 as we finalize details for the alumni and friends travel trip to France.

Today’s update is that our first reservations are in! We’re excited to get the ball rolling but want to encourage any and everyone interested to look over the details and consider the trip.

One big advantage of a Wabash trip is cost. The double-occupany cost of less than $4000, including airfare and hotels, is much less than a private excursion! And, you’ll be in the company of Wabash people!

We’ll update the trip itinerary in coming days and weeks in this space. We’ll also be offering reading suggestions for those making the trip along with some optional sight seeing, cultural experiences, and even restaurant recommendations for the free evenings on the itinerary.