Summer school

Collège Sévigné Summer School

16-26 July 2016 - 10 days to learn French,

Understand French culture and visit Paris

In partnership with the Lycée Henri IV

The aim of the Summer School is to organize a language and culture trip for international English-speaking university students (especially for those who specialize in French language, culture and literature).

Collège Sévigné will offer daily language classes and conversation (with different levels), a daily conference given by an academic and a visit to a neighborhood in Paris in connection with the conference.

The stay will last ten days with lessons taking place over six full days.

The advantage for students is to become familiar with French culture and get an insider’s view at the heart of a neighborhood and an establishment that have both managed to preserve the soul of French cultural heritage.

The theme developed this year in connection with the identity of our institution will be "Women who have shaped France". It will highlight the revival of French research in the wake of gender studies and women's studies. The conferences will explore history (Women and the Resistance in connection with the recent burial of two women in the Pantheon), cultural history (Women intellectuals in France), history of art (Women and the Impressionists in Orsay), anthropology or literature (Women and the revival of the French novel in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries). These conferences will be combined with visits to the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay, but also emblematic neighborhoods of Paris.