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La Une is Back: Discovering a French school

Editors: Andrea, Gisele, Julien, Rafaela and Emily.   “If everything’s determined at school, it’s time we heard the distress call Let’s not let there be the gap of a two-tier education system.” Grand Corps Malade, “Éducation nationale” (2010).   Here … Continue reading

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May 2016 : Last Edition of La Une

Dear Readers, Here we are, (again), already at the end of the semester and the academic year! The students have packed their bags and said their goodbyes to the pink city, and are getting ready for internships, summer jobs, and … Continue reading

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Experiencing a city in the French way; or, The Joys and Benefits of Biking in Toulouse

– Ethan Farber Welcome, American traveler! You’ve arrived in Toulouse, France, the fourth-largest city on French soil by population and an important cultural and commercial pole in the southwest of the country. Here’s a map to get yourself situated. Like … Continue reading

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March/April 2016 Edition

Dear Readers, We’re already at the end of the semester; there is a week of class left and at the end of this week Dickinson in France is headed to Paris with the second-semester students (you’ll be able to read … Continue reading

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Good Grève: Exploring the Idea of Labor Strikes in France

-Naomi Johnson Before coming to Toulouse I tried to prepare myself for what I thought French life would be like. I knew that dinner would be later and the teaching style would be different. But, there are things that I … Continue reading

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The Importance of Language in Service Learning

-Naomi Johnson Throughout my service learning with ASEC Bagatelle, I’ve learned many things. I think the most important thing I’ve learned is how to get along with people who are part of a culture that is completely different from my … Continue reading

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A New Way of Seeing Films

-Geneviève Pecsok I am lucky enough to have family friends who live in Toulouse and have given me a warm welcome to “La Ville Rose”. One Sunday in February, they kindly invited me to their Desmoiselles apartment for lunch. I … Continue reading

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February 2016 Edition

Dear Readers, It’s hard to believe, but we’re already half way through the semester ! The students are studying for mid-terms and then they’ll pack their bags to visit various parts of Europe and France. In this second edition of La … Continue reading

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Shared Sentiments Despite Cultural Differences

-Morgan Ippolito My love story with Valentine’s Day began when I was rather young. Each year at school, we made Valentine’s Day boxes, which means we found shoe boxes and reused them, decorated with red paper and bows, to receive … Continue reading

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5 Fashion Rules for Toulouse

-Lydia Godo-Solo Let me preface this article with a statement: I love fashion. So when I was packing my three suitcases, one was a carry-on I promise, I knew my trip to Toulouse was my time to shine. I could … Continue reading

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