During their first month, Hamilton in France students adapt to the French culture and university system. Rosa Carter '21, a student at Hamilton College, describes what her first month in France was like.
Reims is a city located 150km east of Paris, and it is well-know for two things: its magnificent cathedral and the champagne. So, we took the train on a foggy Saturday morning, visited the former and, after a cellar tour where we learned about its production process, tasted the latter. A great day filled with … Continue reading [PHOTOS] Day Trip to Reims
During the fall semester of 2019, Maya Figliuolo '21, a student from Hamilton College, took dance classes in the historic neighborhood of the Marais. She describes her experience for us. Prior to the beginning of my semester abroad with Hamilton in France, I looked forward to finding an outlet that would allow me to unwind … Continue reading Dancing in the Marais
As part of orientation week, we went to visit the most beautiful castle in the world—well, according to our guide—namely, the Château de Fontainebleau. It was a compelling tour, where we learned about the functions of the various rooms, and the historic figures who lived in them.
Welcome meetings, Paris and university tours, classes, movies, pastries and crêpes—this is all part of orientation for the new Hamilton in France students who are here for the Spring semester. Here are a few snapshots from their two first weeks in France, before they head to classes at Paris universities and Reid Hall, home to … Continue reading January Orientation – An Introduction to French Life
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”
A new achievement for Hamilton College student Eli Marris '21: on a fall weekend, Eli went to the Eiffel Tower, at the starting line of the "20km de Paris". How did the race go? Let's find out. [Translation to English was made by Hamilton in France] Est-ce que tu peux présenter un peu la course … Continue reading Running the “20km de Paris”
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