Margaret Werner, an Amherst College student who came to Paris with Hamilton in France for the fall semester, received a disposable camera as a present for her birthday. She made great use of this present during her semester, as she explains in the following text (the photos in this post were taken with her camera). … Continue reading Disposable Camera, Permanent Memories
Nantes, a city located in southern Britanny, shelters some strange creatures: enormous mechanical animals called the "Machines de Nantes". As we traveled to the city to learn about its culture and history, we got to have a closer look at these creatures. Here are a few photos from that day.
A few weeks back, we went to visit Cassis, a small coastal town in the South of France where French people comme to enjoy its charming harbor and the quiet atmosphere. We also went to the much (much!) bigger city of Marseille to learn about its rich history and architecture. And, embedded between the two … Continue reading [VIDEO] Excursion In Cassis & Marseille
A Math major at Bowdoin College, Alex Burns participated in the Hamilton in France program during the fall semester. Right before heading back to the US in December, he explained how he enjoyed the culture of French cafés. This semester, one of my minor objectives was to go out and get coffee as much as … Continue reading Alex Explores Parisian Cafés
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 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.🎄🎅🎁