Living Latin in Paris

Living Latin in Paris

December 27th, 2024 - January 3rd, 2025

Course Description

Living Latin in Paris is an intensive Latin experience focusing on Medieval Latin and set in Paris. In two seminar-style meetings every day, participants read and discuss Medieval Latin literature, history and culture. To the extent possible, the language of instruction in these seminars is Latin. 

In addition to the daily seminar sessions, the program includes a variety of optional programming designed to build students’ facility in speaking and understanding Latin, as well as lectures on topics relating to Medieval history and culture, and visits to historical sites in Paris and its environs that are relevant to the program’s theme.

In 2023-24 the Living Latin in Paris program read selections from The Carmina Burana and visited the medieval town of Provins. The theme for Living Latin in Paris 2024-25 will be announced in the summer.


Participants should know the basics of Latin grammar. This usually means the equivalent of one year of college or two years of high-school Latin or completing Paideia’s self-paced online Living Latin course. No experience speaking Latin is required, but experienced Latin speakers are also encouraged to apply. Paideia alumni and Nexus members are particularly encouraged to apply.

Participants must be 18 years or older. Students under the age of 18 should consider Living Latin in Rome High School.


Interested In This Program?

More information about Living Latin in Paris 2024-25 will be posted here in August. To receive an email when enrollment opens, please fill out the form below. For any questions, please email [email protected].

What People Are Saying

"Living Latin in Paris is one of the most enriching educational experiences in which I've had the opportunity to participate. The chance to engage with a centuries-long tradition of speaking and learning in Latin in this city is alone a truly worthwhile venture. However, the 'Paideia touch' is the benefit of making lifelong connections, feeling secure and supported while abroad, and having a great deal of fun while we're at it! Living Latin in Paris provides lovers of the Latin Language the ability to dig deep into the history of one of the world's most famous cities, to explore the sights and sounds of the Middle Ages, and to experience firsthand the indelible mark of the Latin Language upon the generations of people who have used it.” - Cully Wilkins '19 and ‘24