One of the goals of the program is to immerse students in the international intellectual life that is so present in Paris. Students may benefit from the many events that are organized by the MA HILI in partnership with Columbia Global Center-Paris.

HILI also organizes off-campus excursions so that students may have the opportunity to experience the local culture. For a list of past excursions and lectures, see the links below.

HILI encourages students to visit museums, participate in festivals, attend book talks, and visit exhibits as they come to know the city. For resources and suggestions, please see Christine Valero.