Hamilton in France students have now returned to their respective homes in the USA; the program ended on May 20. Although the students’ last days in France were punctuated by end-of-year exams, they were also filled with happiness and love. Students enjoyed going out together in the city; they went to the last places they … Continue reading Hamilton In France 2017/2018: The Last Days
Hamilton in France students recently visited the western region of Normandy. They started with a guided visit of Caen’s Second World War museum and learned about the history of the Normandy landing by American and British troops back in 1944 in this strategic region during the war. Students posing on the Pointe de Hoc They … Continue reading A Weekend In Normandy
Students visited the wine region of Burgundy last weekend, March 17-18, 2018. On the first day, the trip included guided visits of Dijon, the capital city of the region, and the Château du Clos de Vougeot, a Cistercian winery built in the 12th. The Château is set in the heart of Burgundy’s grand cru Vineyards … Continue reading A Weekend Trip In Burgundy
Day 2 in Paris, I decide to grab a quick bite to eat at a Vietnamese place in the 2nd arrondissement. I finally make it through the line and ask the Vietnamese man for a sandwich and a “nem au canard, s’il vous plaît.” In a thick accent making his question unintelligible, he responds, “Rechauffé?” Although I can’t make … Continue reading “Learning To Talk, Learning To Walk In Paris” By Ram Franqui (Hamilton ’19)
For their first trip after the winter holidays, students visited four iconic cities in Provence, in the South of France. They started with the Palais des Papes in the city of Avignon, which was ranked by UNESCO as a world heritage site. During the 14th century, the administrative center of the Catholic Church was in Avignon, … Continue reading A Weekend With The Sun In The South Of France
Hamilton in France students had a weekend excursion to Alsace in November. Located in Eastern France, and close to the German border, the Alsatian region offered students the richness of its history and the pleasures of its gastronomy. Our first stop was in Strasbourg, where we spent two days. We walked through the city with … Continue reading An Alsatian Weekend
Annabelle Sadoff (Scripps ’19) tells us in a video about her experience with the Hamilton program in France. She majors in French and minors in Dance at Scripps College, and she is able to combine both of these interests at Hamilton in France (HiF).
By Morgane Guillou, program assistant for Hamilton in Paris. We went on our first week-end field trip to the famous Châteaux de la Loire in the southwest of Paris. Our trip included the visit of several Renaissance castles (Azay le Rideau, Chenonceau, Chambord) and the abbey of Fontevraud, not to mention a wine maker's cellars in … Continue reading A Royal Trip!
By Morgane Guillou, program assistant for Hamilton in Paris. Hamilton in France students have started their academic adventures in France and we have collected in French some of their first impressions. Students are from five different NESCAC colleges, including Hamilton, Williams, Grinnell, Colby and Scripps Colleges. They will tell stories about their experiences along throughout … Continue reading Back To school