L’Avant-Scène in Paris offers the most dedicated students of the program the opportunity to refine their discovery and understanding of French theater through first-hand experience. Between 2004 and 2018, students traveled to Paris annually during the University former ‘Intersession’ week-long break. They attended plays in Paris national theaters, visited courses at the Paris National Conservatory for Dramatic Art and met with drama students and artists during their stay. On three occasions, students at the Paris National Conservatory for Dramatic Art (CNSAD) came to Princeton to reciprocate exchanges between the USA and France. In the summer of 2015 and 2017, L'Avant-Scène students also had the chance to travel to the Festival d'Avignon. L’Avant-Scène hopes to resume its programs abroad once international travel is permissible again.