Francophone Louisiana: A brief history and travelogue

If, like me, you arrive in Louisiana by flying into the regional airport of Lafayette, one of the first things that you will notice that sets this small Louisiana airport apart from any other regional airport of the United States is the frequent announcements in French over the intercom system. Although it’s true that the … Continue reading Francophone Louisiana: A brief history and travelogue

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A very brief history of l’Amérique française

On May 10, 1534, while searching for a western passage to the Pacific, the French navigator Jacques Cartier reached the island of Newfoundland in modern-day Canada. From that day until the mid-18th century, the Kingdom of France controlled much of the North American continent. At its height, this territory, called la Nouvelle France, extended over … Continue reading A very brief history of l’Amérique française

Apply to be next year’s French or Italian department assistant!

Job Opening: Undergraduate Student Assistant, Department of French & Italian This is a unique opportunity for a student of French or Italian to work closely with faculty and staff of the department, acquire skills that will greatly increase job opportunities after graduation, while learning more about opportunities in the community and abroad. One assistant will be … Continue reading Apply to be next year’s French or Italian department assistant!

Opportunity: Middlebury Language Schools Fellows for Peace scholarships for summer 2015

Established in 2007 by the late Kathryn Wasserman Davis, Fellows for Peace is an investment in students and professionals poised to create change in the world via language studies. Each summer, the program provides funding for 100 aspiring and experienced peacemakers to attend the Middlebury Language Schools, and for a group of Davis United World College Scholars … Continue reading Opportunity: Middlebury Language Schools Fellows for Peace scholarships for summer 2015

Intern as a Language Instructor in the US or France

Believe it or not, the semester is flying by, and summer applications are cropping up left and right. Are you looking for a way to build your resumé over the summer vacation while continuing to develop your language skills, then read on - opportunities abound! (***For students of Italian, please note this other special teaching opportunity, … Continue reading Intern as a Language Instructor in the US or France