Romain Berlier, lauréat Study of the United States Institutes for Secondary School Educators, 2018-19 Du 3 juin au 12 juillet 2018, j’ai eu la chance et le privilège de participer au programme international « SUSI-SSE » (Study of the United States Institutes for Secondary School Educators). Ce dispositif, placé sous l’égide de la Commission franco-américaine et du… Lire la suite En immersion…
Emila Gilly, Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 2018-19 After an exciting end of Fall semester and a five-week Christmas break spent between France, London, New Orleans and NYC, I have to admit I felt a bit overwhelmed and wasn’t too excited to come back to reality late January. And the weather… Lire la suite Spring semester: work, ice hockey games, work and chai lattes (and work)
Alexander Meszler, Fulbright Advanced Student, 2018-19 Seated just to the side of the organ in the Chapelle Royale at the Palace of Versailles, I watched as a fellow conservatory organ student had a lesson on the chapel organ. Knowing my lesson was next, my mind anxiously cycled through admiring the beauty of the room, listening… Lire la suite « Moments like this make what musicians and artists do worth the time and effort »
Jamie Vescio, Fulbright ETA, 2018-19 My 5:00 am wake-up call came bright and early on a chilly Thursday in March, but the anticipation of being in the classroom was just the right dose of motivation that I needed to push myself through the alarm. Most of my mornings in France had never been quite this… Lire la suite Two Cities, Two Hosts, Two Schools, One Fulbright Experience
Jeanelle Wheeler, Fulbright ETA, 2018-19 What is home? I ask my students, as we sit together in a circle of chairs. The first response to my question is always Maison! House! But I then ask, Is home, or “chez soi” necessarily a house? Could where you feel “at home” be different from where you live? … Lire la suite Home, Sweet…Lyon?
Stephanie Beer, US Exchange Teacher, 2011 ESOL Teacher Lycée Théophile Gautier I was part of the last cohort of the Franco-American Teachers in Training Institute. We spent the first three weeks of our grant studying French language and culture at the CLA in the beautiful city of Besancon. After, I was the only grantee sent… Lire la suite « [It] allowed me to meet students from all over the world who were studying in Tarbes. »
Senem Bakar, US Fulbright International Education Administrator, 2017 Aside from the academic and professional experience and benefits, the Fulbright grant also helped me realize a 40-year dream on a personal level. I am of Turkish heritage and my father taught in Paris between 1978-83 during which time he used to write me many letters. In… Lire la suite « Aside from the academic and professional experience and benefits, the Fulbright grant also helped me realize a 40-year dream on a personal level »