[VIDEO] Playing Music in Paris

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.  

[VIDEO] Students comment on Abd al Malik’s version of “Les Justes”

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”

Hamilton In France 2019-20, Chapter I: The Basque Country

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

Teaching French to refugees and asylum seekers

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