In preparation for our 2019 summer study abroad program, we’re featuring each destination of our itinerary here on our blog! First in our Summer in Europe programs was Barcelona, Spain, followed by Paris! Our travels continue through France to Chamonix, with a day trip to Geneva, Switzerland!
From Paris, we travel by bus to the sweet town of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, known for skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and hiking, biking, and many other outdoor activities in the summer. On the way to Chamonix, we’ll stop in the French town of Beaune for lunch and sightseeing.
Chamonix hosted the first ever Winter Olympics in 1924, and remains one of the most popular ski towns in Europe. The official language in Chamonix is French, but you’ll meet people from all over the world who make their way to Chamonix to enjoy the scenery and outdoor adventures.
It’s easy to navigate Chamonix by foot, and together we’ll make the trip up Le Brévent via cable cars to see the best view of Mont Blanc! Though you’ll be standing in France, from the very top you’ll be able to see the Italian and Swiss alps as well.
On Monday after class, we’ll take a day trip into Geneva, Switzerland for a professional visit to the United Nations European headquarters, followed by free time in downtown Geneva for dinner. Midterm exams take place on Wednesday.
Learn more about things to do in Chamonix:
Check out the below videos about some of the top attractions in Chamonix:
What it’s like to visit Le Brévent by Allthegoodies Travel:
Mer de Glace by vlogger Harrison Crow:
Top things to do in Chamonix from DanVsWorld:
Chamonix is an all-time favorite destination of Forum-Nexus students, and our trip to Geneva and to the UN is a professional visit you can talk about for years to come!
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