To help our Parisian undergraduate students get to know each other, Paris, and the transport systems better, we organized a scavenger hunt for which they had to travel through Paris using different types of transport and doing different tasks. We paired them up and sent them off! First step: take the metro for 5 stops, then get out, choose a direction and walk that way for 15 minutes. Then they were to take the closest bus and ride that for 5 stops also, then get out and ask the first person they met where the nearest post office was located. After a few more directions like these, we asked them, once they had reached their final destinations, to write a poem about, draw a picture or take a photo of their surroundings, accompanied by a clever and original caption which they were then to send to us, the Middlebury team, so we could vote for which submissions we liked the most. The pair with the best contribution would win tickets to a play!
Well, the results are in and we have our winners: Ms. Shubha Ganesan et Ms. Laura Noerdlinger! These two students took the prize because they went above and beyond he directions in the scavenger hunt and it was clear that they were enthusiastic and engaged in the activity. They each now have a ticket for a play at La Comédie Française this November!
Here are some of the photos Shubha and Laura took documenting their adventure through Paris:
Laura et Shubha explorent Paris (et les arbres)
Laura and Shuba explore Paris (and trees)
“Nous avons visité une église…”
“We visited a church…”
(“Et nous avons pris une selfie!”)
(“And we took a selfie!”)
“Nous avons trouvé le bureau de poste!”
“We found the post office!” (one of the steps of the scavenger hunt!)
“Notre destination finale était le parc Montsouris où nous nous sommes assises sur un arbre”
“Our final destination was Montsouris Park where we sat in a tree!”
Congratulations again, Laura and Shubha…and enjoy the play!
Here are some other scavenger hunt submissions!
Carmina Moorosi and Emilia Calderon
« Nous n’avons pu l’échapper. La quatrième fois c’était le charme. »
“We couldn’t escape it. The fourth time was the charm.”
Cherish Molezion andFredy Rosales
Violet Kolzoff and Wentao Zhai
« Une californienne et un chinois sauvegardé par une anglaise au gare nommé en allemand dans le capital de France »
“A Californian woman and a Chinese man saved by an English woman at a German-named train station in the capital of France!”
Thank you to all our students who sent us these wonderful photos; it was a pleasure for us to see your great smiles and that you enjoyed the scavenger hunt!