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Discover the reach of African-American culture in Paris on this enlightening seven-night journey. From jazz musicians and club owners to writers and scholars, many African-American expatriates felt welcome in Paris in the years following World War I. Learn about their valuable contributions while tracing rich history through legendary neighborhoods, including Montmartre and the Left Bank. During specially designed excursions, walk in the footsteps of African-American luminaries and gain a deeper appreciation of this influential community through enriching lectures. Plus, enjoy quintessential Parisian experiences: visiting a jazz club, savoring French cuisine, cruising the Seine, and exploring the Louvre Museum.  This trip combines the security, ease, and value of group travel with opportunities for independent exploration. Enjoy the camaraderie of traveling with a group and, during your free time, feel the thrill of making your own discoveries! Space on this exclusive journey is limited, and the trip is sure to sell out quickly, so make your reservations today!


  • Discover how the African-American expatriate community influenced Paris.
  • Explore Montmartre, where African-American jazz musicians created their own Harlem in the 1920s.
  • Enjoy an evening at a jazz club. Nibble treats and French specialties during a gastronomic walking tour.
  • See Paris' most beautiful landmarks during a cruise on the Seine.
  • Gaze at art illustrating black culture through the ages in the Louvre.
  • Experience Paris' Banks of the Seine, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Day 1: In transit to Paris, France
Day 2: Discovery: Welcome to Paris
Day 3: Discovery: Paris’ African-American History
Day 4: AHI Connects: Paris Noir, Discovery: Harlem in Paris
Day 5: Discovery: Flavors and France and the Louvre
Day 6: Free time
Day 7: Enrichment: An African-American Writer in Paris Today, Discovery: The Left Bank
Day 8: Discovery: Paris by boat
Day 9: In transit

*Itinerary and pricing subject to change up until date of brochure publication*

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Cheryl Bascomb

Cheryl Bascomb ’82 joined the Dartmouth Advancement team as Vice President for Alumni Relations in June 2018 and brings more than 30 years of private sector marketing expertise to the role. As Vice President for Alumni Relations, she provides strategic vision and leadership for alumni communications and engagement, and she supports volunteers in service to the College for over 84,000 alumni worldwide.  

A longtime Dartmouth volunteer at regional and national levels, Cheryl has served as Vice President of the Association of Alumni, President of the Dartmouth Club of Maine, Alumni Councilor, Alumni Admissions Interviewer, and Dartmouth College Fund Volunteer. Immediately after graduation, Cheryl worked in the Dartmouth Admissions Office before moving to Maine in 1984.  

A psychology major at Dartmouth, Cheryl played women’s rugby, captained the track and cross-country teams, was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and was the Agnes Kurtz Award Winner her senior year. She and her husband, Dave Van Wie ’79, live in Lyme, NH. 

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Alumni Holidays International (AHI)