Victoria Park, a student from Grinnell College—or Pictoria Vark, her artist name—plays the bass and composes indie rock songs. During her semester with Hamilton in France, she performed live with two other American students in a small Parisian venue, and she tells us all about it.
The city of Strasbourg, located in Eastern France and in the heart of the Alsatian region, embodies a fascinating mix of French and German cultures. 🇫🇷🇩🇪 It is well-known for its Christmas Market, a tradition dating back to 1570 (!), where we roamed among the street lights and cute little huts.🎄🎅🎁
For their theater class, students recently saw Albert Camus's Les Justes (The Just Assassins), directed by French rapper and author Abd al Malik. In his interpretation, Malik chose to add original features such as music, spoken word and poetry (see the New York Times article about the play). Viv Daniel '21, from Bowdoin College, asked … Continue reading [VIDEO] Students comment on Abd al Malik’s version of “Les Justes”
Living in France as an exchange student is filled with these little moments when you learn about a surprising cultural habit at dinner, or when you realize you have become more confident with speaking the language, or when you see a place that you had only seen in a picture before. Hamilton in France students … Continue reading Details of Daily Life
A World Politics and French major at Hamilton College, Claire Nam '21 just started her classes in Paris. She describes what her first week was like for her. What classes did you follow on your first week? The four courses I took are "French Grammar", "France-Europe", "Anthropology and Sociology Of The Family", and "Language and … Continue reading First week of class
Here we are! Students have safely landed on this curious planet that people call Paris. Orientation week was composed of French classes, city and university tours, and also a treasure hunt that involved a few selfies... We are now ready for the "rentrée" on Monday 📚
The kickoff for the 2019-20 edition of Hamilton in France took place in Biarritz with orientation week, and the city has treated us well! Among other things, we learned how to make a typical cake from the region (the Gâteau Basque), visited a farm that grows Espelette peppers (Atelier du Piment d'Espelette), another one that … Continue reading Hamilton In France 2019-20, Chapter I: The Basque Country
Maddie Rodden '20, a student from Hamilton College, tells us about her internship at a Paris-based feminist collective during her 2019 spring semester with Hamilton in France. For about two months during my semester in Paris, I pursued an internship with a feminist network and collective called “Ruptures.” I spent two and a half days … Continue reading Feminism in France
Last semester, Mercedes and Théo took a course in sociolinguistics at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University. What is sociolinguistics? Let's find out...
During the spring semester of 2019, Olivia Leslie '20, a student from Williams College, volunteered with Sciences Po Refugee Help. A powerful experience that she shared with us here. This semester, as a student at HiF and Sciences Po, a school specialized in government studies, I volunteer with the student-run organization, Sciences Po Refugee … Continue reading Teaching French to refugees and asylum seekers