Amy Tondu

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2015 Student Internships with the French Heritage Society

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We are pleased to announce that two participants in the Middlebury College School in France’s program this past spring have been selected by the French Heritage Society for participation in their 2015 Student Exchange Program.  Faye Levin-O’Leary, an undergraduate from the College of Wooster who spent spring semester in Bordeaux, will be interning at the Château d’Acquigny ; Aaron Varner, a Pomona College undergraduate, will be prolonging his stay in the Paris area in order to intern at the Château de Chantilly.  For more information on the French Heritage Society, their mission and programs, please go to their website : .

We wish to thank the French Heritage Society  for the incredible opportunities that they offer and have been offering to our students over the years and we wish the best of luck and a terrific summer to both Faye and Aaron!Château de ChantillyChâteau d'Acquigny

Middlebury in France Alumni Earn Fellowships

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Our warmest congratulations to Tamir Williams (Middlebury in Paris, Spring 2015) and Sarah Pollnow (Middlebury in Bordeaux, Spring 2013) for their respective fellowships ; Tamir is the recipient of a Kellogg Fellowship and Sarah, a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship.  Félicitations!

Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3 in the News!

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University Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, one of the School in France’s primary partner institutions, is featured in the French press this week for its important and quickly developing international mission, especially the diversity of its mobility programs at the student, scholar and administrative levels ; for the EducPros article: please click here : .

Middlebury Cocktail Reception in Paris

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Approximately 100 people gathered last Friday evening for a cocktail reception at the Maison de l’Amérique Latine in Paris to celebrate the Centennial of the Middlebury College Language Schools. Former and current students, faculty, friends of the College, representatives of French partner institutions (Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7 et Sciences Po-Paris), staff of the French Language School and the Middlebury C.V. Starr-Schools Abroad met alongside Vice President for Language Schools & Schools Abroad, Michael Geisler, and Dean of International Programs, Jeff Cason. It was a delightful occasion to reunite with old friends and to meet new ones!

End-of-Year Reception!

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The School in France held its End of Term Reception for students, faculty, staff, host families and foyers at the Madeleine Center on May 5th. It was a lovely, and for some, the last occasion to get together and to celebrate the end of a challenging but thrilling semester and/or academic year in Paris. We profusely thank again the following individuals: our faculty, without whom our academic program wouldn’t be what it is today; EUSA France for its engaging internship program; and our host families and foyers who contribute so much to the success of our students’ cultural and linguistic immersion experience. Merci et bonne fin de séjour à tous nos étudiants!DSCN0381 DSCN0378 DSCN0355DSCN0341DSCN0339DSCN0338DSCN0331DSCN0327DSCN0321

Evening at the Opera !

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12 lucky students attended one of the final rehearsals of the ballet, L’Histoire de Manon, that is currently being performed at the Palais Garnier. For more information on the ballet, please see the following page of the Opéra National de Paris’ website : DSCN0301

Middlebury in Prehistoric France !

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Students in Bordeaux and Poitiers spent last Saturday in Périgord first on a walking tour of the medieval and Renaissance quarters of the city of Périgueux, then discovering two of the region’s more important prehistoric sites ; Périgord is often referred to as the cradle of European civilization as it offers a plethora of Paleolithic sites to visit. At Laugerie Basse (, our group explored two rockshelters first occupied in 15 000 BC and then at Lascaux II (, they studied the reproductions of the original Lascaux cave paintings which are estimated to be over 17 000 years old! Both of the afternoon visits allowed students to learn in a fun and engaging way more about what life was like for prehistoric man. Photo 11-04-2015 11 34 23 Photo 11-04-2015 14 11 50 Photo 11-04-2015 15 33 22 Photo 11-04-2015 15 34 41