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French Program Study Abroad Trip to France
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The French Program led in May a study-abroad program that took students to Boulogne-St. Martin in the North of France and to Paris. The students were offered 3 courses to choose from, with the possibility to garner 6 credits. Dr. Mitaut, who organized the trip, offered the FRN 204 course on ideas and Cultures of the French speaking world. Dr. Ragone taught the FRN 103 Intermediate French course and FRN 300, the Advanced Conversation course.
During the first week, the students lived with French families, thanks to a partnership developed by Dr. Mitaut between the Saint-Joseph Community College in Boulogne and Shippensburg University. We are extremely thankful for the kindness of our hosts whose hospitality made of this stay a memorable experience. Thank you as well to St. Jo for opening the doors to us and making us feel very welcome.
Our hosts took us to London and Bruges, in Belgium, making this a European tour. We spent a day in each city. We are grateful for their graciousness and their enthusiasm.
Studying very hard in Paris and at St. Jo
Meeting with the Deputy Mayor / Interview with the local radio station
PARIS WAS A BLAST
Sorbonne La Comédie Française
Le Lapin Agile et Le Moulin Rouge
L'Arc de Triomphe
Paris kept us busy. We visited such places of high culture as La
Sorbonne and the Comédie Française (where Abbie met Molière!), places of
fun culture in Montmartre (Le Moulin Rouge and Le Lapin Agile), as well
as historical sites (Arc de Triomphe). Of course, we also went to Le
Louvre, the Sainte Chappelle, the Conciergerie and Notre Dame. We
strolled Le Marais district, admired the architecture of the Centre
Pompidou and even appeared on TV: we attended the taping of Le Petit
Journal, a satirical news program.
This being Paris, we ate in
cafes, and enjoyed countless lunches and dinners “sur le pouce” while
taking in Parisian life from sunny terraces.
We had side trips
too, to Versailles and the beaches of Normandy to pay our respect to the
brave soldiers of WWII. All our visits complemented what was being
taught in class and contributed to a memorable experience.
C'est haut la Tour Eiffel!
La Tour Eiffel et ses stars!!
Le Louvre et Notre Dame