Every semester, our students have the opportunity to approach French society from a different angle. In the spririt of total immersion, the Middlebury School in France places students in organisations throughout Paris where they complete an average of four hours of service every week. The aim is to immerse students in the local community and help them discover life in Paris beyond the student experience. Often, this leads to meaningful cultural exchange. For example, last semester some of our students co-organized a Thanksgiving event at a community center in the 14th arrondissement.
This semester, one of our students, Violet Kozloff, decided to take her service and learning a step further. Inspired by a lecture on translation and interpretation at Mundolingua, a museum dedicated to the world of language, languages, and linguistics, she approached us with the idea of volunteering at the museum. Students are encouraged to be proactive about their immersive learning, thus the idea was welcomed with enthusiasm. Violet now volunteers at Mundolingua twice a week and works on marketing communications and content development for the exhibits.
Mundolingua’s mission to educate the public on language, languages, and linguistics aligns perfectly with Violet’s academic interests and her aspiration to study translation and interpretation in the future. The museum is located in the heart of the 6th arrondissement of Paris and welcomes visitors of all ages to discover its interactive displays. The exhibits span across two different levels, with plenty of dynamic stations for beginner or expert linguists alike. Along with offering exhibits, games, reading, and listening posts, Mundolingua hosts an event every third Thursday of the month to bring the multifaceted world of linguistics to life.
Mundlolingua is located at 10 rue Servandoni, 75006 Paris, and the museum personnel can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at +33 (0)1 56 81 65 79. For more information about its exhibits and events, visit the website at www.mundolingua.org.
We look forward to learning more about Violet’s work at the museum. Bonne continuation, Violet!
post written by Kelly Zuniga