French Day 2019
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Meet and Greet (Swann 106)
We’re kicking off the 2019 French Day with a brunch, the French way!
Come and meet our faculty as well as other French and Francophile students: majors, minors, ALIS, GEML, M.S. and members of the French Club, while enjoying coffee and light pastries.
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Mini Study Abroad Fair (Swann Atrium)
Featuring Georgia Tech Lorraine, our LBAT Paris-Nice and our LBAT Senegal. Learn how to get to complete fluency and achieve a French minor in the most efficient way: abroad!
Swing by and meet students who have done our LBATs, learn all about our courses and the details of the programs. Hear about the host families, the daily outings around Paris, Nice, Metz and Dakar, to visit local startups and businesses, scout filming locations and lend a hand to urban farming. Ask about our financial incentives, the Serve-Learn-Sustain program and the International Plan!
Des Livres & Délices, a French concept store located in Raleigh, NC, will join us with books and treats for us all! - https://deslivresetdelicesus.com/
French Study Abroad Opportunities!
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Speed Dating with the French Club (Swann 320)
Want to meet friends? Hone your casual conversation skills while snacking on heart-shaped chocolates? The French Club speed-dating event is for you! No actual dating involved, but a series of encounters with other eager conversationalists like you, in a friendly atmosphere.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Student Research Showcase (Swann Atrium)
It’s showtime! This event will showcase our students’ research, and show you the great array of cultural, historical, scientific, artistic and linguistic subjects you can specialize in within our programs! Approach a scholar, ask about their project and they will present their research to you as a personalized, 5-minute elevator pitch. A great way to discover the trends in culture and research, and to learn a little bit about a whole range of subjects!
If you are interested in participating, please click this link https://forms.gle/yfnbqVoAZMaGQpz99
3 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Crepe Party (Swann Atrium)
We’re bringing the pans, you’re doing the work! This crêpe party will allow you to learn to make and flip your own crêpe, before the well-deserved reward of eating it. A culinary workshop of sorts, so bring your talent and your appetite!
4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. French Connections (Clary Theatre, Bill Moore Student Success Center)
The closing of this year’s French Day will be at the the Clary Theatre, Bill Moore Student Success Center. There, you will get to meet consulates from France, Switzerland, Québec and Belgium, as well as Georgia Tech members of Faculty for International Affairs, and ask them questions about their work in diplomacy and the job prospects in their field.
Last year’s event was a success and we have moved it to a bigger venue this year.
List of Participants:
- Anne-Lise Gallay, Deputy Cultural Attaché, Educational and University Affairs, Consulat Général de France à Atlanta
- Peter Zimmerli, Consul General of Switzerland
- Yves Berthelot, Vice Provost for International Initiatives, Steven A. Denning Chair in Global Engagement, President of Georgia Tech Lorraine, and Professor.
- Angela Hales - Office Manager - Délégation du Québec / Québec Government Office
- Alasdair Young, Professor of International Affairs, Co-Director of the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies, a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, Co-Editor, JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies
- Michael Cerulus, Consul, Consulate General of Belgium in Atlanta
- Sophie Frère, Public Affairs, Consulate General of Belgium in Atlanta
- Roudelyne Nogar Jean, Consul, Consulate General of Haiti in Atlanta
Ongoing Throughout the Day!!!
Every hour, we will raffle off gifts, every event attended is a ticket, the more events you attend, the greater chances to get to go home with a prize!
Photobooth - 2-4 p.m. in Swann Atrium - by Events Worldwide
Professional photographer with props!
Art Showcase (All Day)
Like last year, you will be invited to build a collaborative art piece, one pixel at a time. Last year’s contributors loved their experience working on it as both a meditative and artistic endeavor. Participating in this year’s might be just what you need to forget about school for a few minutes.