Thanks to the generosity of various French institutions and individuals, all of us can continue expanding our knowledge of French culture during the current lockdown. How? Through virtual exhibitions and tours, e-books, movies to stream, concerts to watch, and food to cook with online courses. Here is a non-exhaustive list of what is available at … Continue reading Virtual Exhibitions, E-Books, Cooking Lessons… Access French Culture Online During Lockdown
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
After two months spent in our dear city of Paris—six months for students who arrived in September—Hamilton in France students returned safely to their home country following the confinement measures taken worldwide to fight the spread of Covid-19. While it has been heartbreaking for many students to leave France earlier than planned—and for Hamilton staff … Continue reading Hamilton in France Moves Online During Confinement
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.