“I learned more Italian in one month than I thought was possible. Living in Genoa really helped that because Genoa is not a tourist city […] 100% would recommend this trip."

~Corben D. | Jan Plan in Genova | Genova, Italy | January 2017
“The program itself was a lot of fun and it provided you with enough time to explore locally during the week and then travel further away if you wanted to on the weekend.”

~Steven Z. | Jan Plan in Genova | Genova, Italy | January 2017
"I loved my time in Genova! All of the food was amazing. My landlady, Sonia, even taught me how to make pasta from scratch. Every person that I met on the trip was incredibly kind. My professor, Francesca, was so patient. She was the perfect intro language teacher. Genova is very central, so it's easy to travel to Nice, Monte Carlo, Portofino, Camogli, Boccadasse, and Florence. I bonded so much with the other students on the trip. It's an incredible experience to make lasting friendships in a place as beautiful and lively as Genova. Highly recommend the trip!"

~Sophie P. | Jan Plan in Genova | Genova, Italy | January 2018
"Our JanPlan trip to Genova was out of my comfort zone in the best way possible. I arrived with no knowledge of Italian, but upon my departure I had fallen in love with both the language and the culture. This trip gave me the chance to see a part of the world I'd never had the chance to see, and it allowed me to make new connections with other Colby students."

~Isabel W. | Jan Plan in Genova | Genova, Italy | January 2018
“It was an amazing experience with even more amazing people and I definitely learned more Italian than I thought was possible in such a short amount of time! I would definitely go back and do this again if I could. The people -the food- just the culture in general was truly great.”

~AJ D.C. | Jan Plan in Genova | Genova, Italy | January 2018
"I had a wonderful, sublime experience in Italy. Genova is brimming with life, culture, and history. My time in Genova opened me up to a whole new language and to a city which I would have not thought to visit had I been alone."

~George P. | Jan Plan in Genova | Genova, Italy | January 2018
"I cannot speak highly enough of Madame Davies and the FR127 course in Paris. It is VERY intense. Everyday, you will spend about three to three and a half hours in the classroom. I was very hesitant about the intensity of the course, but Madame keeps the course fun and exciting and she really does make learning french fun even for those like myself who are not great at learning languages. I was able to tour around Paris in the afternoons and visit many museums. My favorite museum was the Musee D’Orsay. Learning french completely immersed in the french language was awesome and I would recommend this course to any Colby student!"

~Molly M. | Jan Plan in Paris | Paris, France | January 2019
"I got so much more out of this course than I would have if I had taken it in Waterville. So much is added to the learning experience being immersed in French culture. Learning the language in Paris made French more interesting for me because the material was immediately applicable to life outside the classroom. Although the course is intense, it is not unmanageable. Hard work and studying time are needed to do well but there is also plenty of time to explore Paris and all it has to offer. Madame Davies really encourages exploration as well. I highly recommend this class and Madame Davies."

~Catherine B. | Jan Plan in Paris | Paris, France | January 2019