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
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
Friends-giving season is upon us! If you have been assigned an appetizer or side dish to bring to one your holiday parties, be sure to check out this easy recipe for sautéed mushroom bruschetta. This savory appetizer will be a sure crowd-pleaser; the rich flavors of the Marsala-cream sauce and the mushrooms capture the warm, … Continue reading SAUTÈED WILD MUSHROOM BRUSCHETTA
Traditionally, September marks the beginning of the Tuscan Vendemmia-- the grape harvest. Tourists come from all over the world to partake in the many festivals and wine tastings in the region. For those of us too busy attending university lectures and studying, this delicious focaccia bread is a perfect way to celebrate the harvest by adding a … Continue reading Schiacciata all’uva (Grape Focaccia)
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!
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
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