Editorial : start of the 2014/2015 school year

Dear Readers,

I have the pleasure of informing you that another school year has already started at the Dickinson in France study center in Toulouse, where we have received eight students, more than half of whom will stay in Toulouse for the entire year. Our students arrived on September 3rd, and after they hit the ground running the following day during Dickinson Orientation, they have begun to integrate right away into the rythm and community of the “Pink City”.  Registration and university visits, city tours on foot with the one and only Monsieur Créma… they even had their first cultural outing with Dickinson on September 8th, when we attended a concert as part of the annual Piano aux Jacobins Festival, and where the students heard several pieces of classical music from French composers from the 19th and 20th centuries.  Furthermore, on September 18th, Dickinson in France welcomed the students, their hosts, and other French university students, as well as our civic service and internship partners from Toulouse, at the Dickinson Center to celebrate the start of the new school year.  They are preparing themselves for a very busy year, no doubt! While four students have already started at their host universities, the rest of our students are still enjoying the beautiful Indian summer that we have been experiencing here in Toulouse before they begin their classes at the (university) UT2, recently renamed “Jean Jaurès”.

 

Check in again next week to read our students’ first impressions of their lives “à la toulousaine”!

 

Julia

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