More than 130 Centenary College freshmen left Shreveport this morning, bound for Paris, France.  

They were accompanied by 10 faculty members who will be teaching immersive academic courses during the inaugural "Centenary in Paris" program.  The Centenary contingent will be in the French capital through Wednesday, August 13th.  While there, the students will be living at the international youth hostel "FIAP Jean Monnet."

During their 8-day stay in Paris, some of the students will be able to explore the neighborhood where Ernest Hemingway lived while they discuss their reading from Hemingway's "A Moveable Feast."  Others will be able to visit the largest antique market in the world while they discuss "adaptive reuse."

Many of the students will also be telling their stories and keeping in touch with family and friends via social media.  You can follow their comings and goings on Twitter at #CentenaryInParis.  Some of their student-produced media will also be showcased in a special "Centenary in Paris" exhibition in the Meadows Museum of Art after they return. That exhibit opens August 23rd.