Here we are! Students have safely landed on this curious planet that people call Paris. Orientation week was composed of French classes, city and university tours, and also a treasure hunt that involved a few selfies... We are now ready for the "rentrée" on Monday 📚
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
Maddie Rodden '20, a student from Hamilton College, tells us about her internship at a Paris-based feminist collective during her 2019 spring semester with Hamilton in France. For about two months during my semester in Paris, I pursued an internship with a feminist network and collective called “Ruptures.” I spent two and a half days … Continue reading Feminism in France
Last semester, Mercedes and Théo took a course in sociolinguistics at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University. What is sociolinguistics? Let's find out...
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
A few weeks back, a group of Hamilton in France students went to visit the magnificent US Embassy's George C. Marshall Center, also known as the Hôtel de Talleyrand, with Consul for Western France and Hamilton College alum James Du Vernay '03. Mary Beringause '20 was there, and she wrote an article about the experience. … Continue reading Tour of the US Embassy’s George C. Marshall Center with Du Vernay ’03
To celebrate the end of the semester, we all gathered one last time for a warm reception filled with musical performances by the students 👏 We wish them a great summer full of interesting work experiences, and hope to see them again soon in the French capital or elsewhere 🇫🇷🇺🇸
A group of students recently took the métro line 1 toward western Paris to see the Fondation Louis Vuitton. Open since 2014, the museum is located by the Bois de Boulogne. Known for its iconic shape of a boat with sails, it contains artistic gems from the modern and contemporary periods.
Kimberly and Theophyl in action, and in French of course! Here, for their course entitled "Rewriting The Colonial Era", one of the HiF courses taught at Reid Hall, they are introducing the life of Haitian-Canadian novelist Dany Laferrière to their classmates and professor. Theophyl is a student from Williams and Kimberly is from Hamilton.
In Brittany, on the north-western coast, you're closer to nature than in Paris, but there is a lot of history too. An invigorating week-end a few hours away from the capital.