Click HERE to read this list of questions to consider regarding sexual orientation before going abroad as well as resources that could be helpful.
Click HERE to read this article from Middlebury about important questions to consider regarding gender identity before studying abroad.
French, like other romance languages, is a gendered language. If you’re wondering how to make your French more gender inclusive, check out this article from Mots-Clés’ Manuel d’écriture inclusive!
The three steps to using gender inclusive French are:
- Agree in number and gender nouns relating to jobs, functions, titles, and rank.
- Use masculine and feminine descriptors instead of using masculine generically.
- Refrain from using general terms such as “homme” et “femme.”
Click HERE to read the full article!
Americans in Paris is an episode of NPR’s This American Life that tells the story of several Americans who moved to Paris. This episode seeks to explain why these individuals chose to live in Paris and some of the cultural differences they have noticed since being there. Act Three of this podcasts focuses Janet McDonald and her experiences as a Black American living in Paris. Click HERE to listen to Act Three of Americans in Paris from NPR.
This interview with recent Brown University graduate Makedah Hughes provides information about Hughes’ experience studying abroad in France as a Jamaican American. She discusses the ways in which being Black in France is different from being Black in America. This article provides insight to students of color about perceptions of race in France and how they differ from those in the United States. Click HERE to read the full interview!