A unique advantage of the Paris program is the opportunity to live and interact with French families. These are middle-class families who have been carefully screened and selected by a Parisian staff. Many of them have previously hosted American students. During the program, students have a demi-pension arrangement—they share a room with another student in the program and have breakfast and dinner with the family. Students are reimbursed for lunch and can either eat in a café or buy something at a delicatessen.