Visit to Norwich University in Vermont
Emmanuelle Marchand, our new Cultural Attachée, and Magali Boutiot, Education and Linguistic assistant at the Consulate General of France, recently visited Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont.
Norwich University, the oldest private military school in the United States, shapes each year around 2,200 students in a diversity of subject areas, including literature, social sciences, mathematics and natural sciences.
In this occasion, accompanied by the University’s Academic Vice-President, Dr. Huang, our representatives discussed about the Consulate’s role and function with a group of 30 students, members of the French Circle.
The visit, organized by Dr. Frances Chevalier, professor responsible for the French program, concluded with a campus tour lead by the president of the Francophone Circle, SSGT Douglas Delpha (USAF), who was active in Afghanistan before coming to Norwich, and two French officials, SLT Segond and Pitance (ESM SAINT CYR), who are participating in an international internship program.
These two French official are part of an internship exchange program in which also two French speaking Norwich students attend for a semester the Ecole Spéciale Militaire of SAINT CYR (French military academy) in Coëtquidan.
For more information on the Norwich’s programs, visit:
http://programs.norwich.edu/ ou http://www.norwich.edu/stcyr/