If you think study abroad is for high school or college students, think again. One woman decided that after her retirement she wanted to study painting… in France! She didn't want to take a one- or two-week tour, she wanted to enjoy a more extended stay, and so she arranged a three month trip to France. Thanks to the Internet, she was able to make the necessary arrangements; it turned out that inexpensive hotels and apartment rentals were plentiful. She found an apartment with her own entrance, washing machine, and cooking facilities for a 3-week stay in the home of a retired art teacher from England who had recently moved to St. Chinian, France, another small village. There is no reason why anyone could not develop their own program of learning or study in a foreign land in a similar do-it-yourself fashion.