Foreign language books on a table in my library
Language,  Life in Paris & France

Colleen’s Paris in Top Paris Blogs

Foreign language books on a table in my libraryThe Canadian company, Languages Abroad and Teenagers Abroad, organizes language immersion trips for adults and students. They paid me a compliment recently by naming Colleen’s Paris one of the “Top 9 Paris Blogs“. I guess it was hard to find ten. :-)

Neil McMulkin, the Digital Marketing Manager, contacted me via Twitter (@colleensparis): “We’d love to write a feature on your blog…”. I like considering writing and photo contributions to Colleen’s Paris, so I agreed. They actually wanted to write about my website for their students studying in Paris!

The good news is they sent a link to their blog entry “Top Paris Blogs”; otherwise, it is impossible to find on their website. The other good news/bad news is that one of the blogs folded, so I guess Colleen’s Paris is number 8 now!

I know many people who dream about, want to or have come to France to study the language and culture and that teenagers are real sponges for language. Because I believe in studying a language where you live, I will give you an abridged version of Languages Abroad/Teenagers Abroad’s pitch:accessory bag with words wander, journey, travel, seek, explore for Languages/Teenagers Abroad

Languages Abroad specializes in sending students on educational adventures around the world. It is customizable for adults over 18 in over 35 countries and more than 20 languages. Teenagers Abroad organizes inclusive, supervised youth language immersion programs for teens who want to learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, English, Japanese, or Mandarin. The Teenagers Abroad programs are a fun, structured, and supervised way for teenagers to experience another language and culture.

Most programs involve studying in a classroom setting – in either group or private lessons, but travellers looking for an even more personal experience can book a spot in the unique Live & Learn program. With the Live & Learn program you would live and study in the home of your very own private teacher.

The Teenagers Abroad programs are a fun, structured, and supervised way for teenagers to experience another language and culture.

I hope you find this information and their websites useful for you or your family.

This Web site and and its blog articles are for travelers to Paris who are looking for advice from someone who lives in Paris. These tips are "for Parisians at heart". Many people would like to visit, some can and some cannot - so I will help you enjoy a glimpse of the city and its surroundings. This project has been ongoing since 2002. Prior to living in Paris (since 1992) my European history began in the early 70s with three years in Wiesbaden, Germany. My next foray onto the Continent was in the mid-80s after graduation from the University of Florida (where I met Erik): traveling around Europe and UK with my friend, Margie, hitchhiking around and working in Ireland. After living and working as a journalist in Sweden for four years, traveling on boats, the Trans-Siberian Railway, local trains and planes took Erik and I around the world. I began working as a flight attendant in 1990 for American Airlines, based in Chicago. We moved to Paris, France in 1992 where I commuted between Paris and Chicago for my flight attendant/stewardess job. Finally my inner voice said "Stop!" and I left American Airlines six weeks shy of 20 years January 1, 2010. Now that is over and I am back working as a journalist and photographer full time on - My videos are posted on YouTube on the colleensparis youtube channel. and I am active in Toastmasters 75. Enjoy!