Several students are taking business classes in Paris through a summer program sponsored by the David Eccles School of Business, exploring the city, its culture and its business landscape. We’ll be sharing several of their experiences here.
Here, student Ryan Jones introduces his Summer on the Seine blog and shares his impressions of the district known as Paris’s 3rd Arrondissment. Ryan writes:
So, I am not a blogger, and I am not big on social media, but when I decided to do a study abroad in Paris for the summer, I figured that I had to share the experience. Honestly, it’s a once in a lifetime experience and I’m just lucky that it worked out. I’m excited to share some stories and hope that a few people actually end up reading this.
The third arrondissment has become a second home of types for us, as this is where our CEA student-exchange campus is located. I have probably gone to this district an average of over one time per day because it has our classroom, study space, and some cool things to see on the side. This district is the second smallest in terms of land and has seen a decline in population from its peak over 150 years ago.
Due to the fact that I visit this district often, I spread my exploring out over the past month. One of the rainy days during our first week here, a group from my school went to the Musee Carnavalet on the southeast side of the district. This was such an interesting place and among my favorite spots. It was purchased by the city in 1866 during the restructuring and was immediately dedicated as a museum of the history of the city. It is split into 10 sections, beginning with ancient history and Rome and going through many periods, before ending with 20th century Paris. A must see if you are interested in history, though every label is written in French.