Editorial : Back to School 2015

Dear Readers,

It is a pleasure for me to be back at the keyboard to give you the first edition of La Une for the 2015-2016 school year. I also have the pleasure of announcing the first “rentrée” at the new Dickinson Center, which opened at the beginning of September to welcome its first students. We also celebrated the start of the school year and inaugurated the new Center last night. Thank you to all who came to celebrate our first rentrée at place Alphonse Jourdain with us.

Coming from all over the United States and even Ghana, our fourteen students settled in in their host stays and started classes at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques and the Université de Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès, where they will continue their studies in Economy, Business, Political Science, Environmental Science, Archeology, Music, History, Psychology, and of course, French, during the semester or year. Three out of the fourteen plan to stay in Toulouse until May 2016.

We also celebrated the end of Orientation with a very special guest, Mrs. Jennifer Reynolds, President of the Board of Trustees and an alumni of Dickinson College. Having been greatly impacted by the immersion program in the Toulouse area that she participated in as a high school student, Mrs. Reynolds took the opportunity to come to Toulouse with her own French hostess to meet our students who are now living a similar experience.  She very generously invited Dickinson in France to attend a wine and cheese.  Student Molly McNulty tells you what the group learned that evening in her article.

Photo by Madame Reynolds.

Photo by Mrs. Reynolds.

 

Photo de Madame Reynolds.

Photo by Mrs. Reynolds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo de Madame Reynolds.

Photo by Mrs. Reynolds.

In this first edition of La Une, a few students tell you about their first impressions and discoveries – cultural and gastronomic – of Toulouse. You’ll also find an article regarding our first excursion in the Midi-Pyrénée region.

 

Enjoy,

Julia

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