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
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.🎄🎅🎁
Cute villages and historical religious buildings. An olive oil factory and a Roman amphitheater. A 2000-year-old aqueduct bridge called le Pont du Gard—these are a few of the things we saw during our weekend in northern Provence. Here is a video along with some photos from our trip!
Ever seen an American student walking the streets of Paris with an old-style film camera? That may have been Mackey O'Keefe, a Bowdoin College student who spends this semester with Hamilton in France. Here are a few of his pictures, along with an interview about his interest for street photography. [Translation to English was made … Continue reading Mackey Captures The Streets
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”