MAY 8, 2014

UH semi-finalists at the Lafayette Debates


Danny Alexander and Eric Lanning, two proud students from the University of Houston reached the semi-finals in this year's Lafayette Debates championship round at the George Washington University.

APRIL 30, 2014

The 2014 Lafayette Debates

By Prudence Barbera

On April 12 and 13, the Embassy of France and The George Washington University hosted a student competition called “The Lafayette Debates.” Beginning with a series of online debates and multimedia competitions, the debates culminated in a tournament hosted by the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies of the George Washington University. This year the topic addresses the question of the value of cultural expressions in the context of International trade.

APRIL 29, 2014

SPFFA Scholarships

By French Culture

The Society of French and French-speaking Professors of America (SPFFA) offers 10 scholarships ($ 1,500) for undergraduate students studying in France in the Summer or Fall 2014.

APRIL 23, 2014

Forum International de Caen 2014 Call for Delegates

By French Culture

The European Youth Parliament - France is organising a very special International Forum, as part of the official commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, from the 29th of May to the 8th of June.

APRIL 18, 2014

Clemson University Student Selected to be Part of a Summer Program in France

By Aurelie Surble

From January to March 2014, The French Cultural Services of the French Embassy hosted a competition for college students working on a double major that includes French.

MARCH 24, 2014

When the French Reinvented Cinema: The New Wave


The course revisits the classics of the Nouvelle Vague (“A Bout de Souffle/Breathless”; “Les 400 coups/400 Blows”, “Jules et Jim”), highlights some gems by Louis Malle, Agnes Varda, Alain Resnais, and discusses why they changed the way we think and watch cinema today.

MARCH 5, 2014

The language that we share by Abdourahman A. WABERI

By Laurence Geannopulos

To celebrate the worldwide celebration of the Francophonie this month, the French Cultural Service in Chicago ask prize-winning writer Abdourahman A. WABERI from Djibouti to share his thoughts on its meaning today.

JANUARY 28, 2014

New Digital Archive Dedicated to the French Revolution

By French Culture

Stanford University and the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) have just released a vast trove of documents and images from the French Revolution on their new French Revolution Digital Archive website (FRDA).

JANUARY 24, 2014

Lafayette Debates Swing Into Spring

By Prudence Barbera

Over one hundred U.S. debaters have kicked off the first stage of an exciting new program sponsored by the Higher Education Department of the French Embassy in partnership with the George Washington University, The Lafayette Debates.

JANUARY 17, 2014

Join the French MOOCs

By French Culture

On January 16th, France Digital University started offering its first MOOCs.

JANUARY 15, 2014

Chiffres clefs du mois

By French Culture

Dans un rapport publié fin 2013, l’Institut américain pour l’accès et la réussite à l’université (Institute for College Access and Success) estime que le niveau moyen d’endettement des étudiants diplômés de Licence (College graduates) a atteint 29 400 dollars en 2012 contre 23 450 en 2008, soit 25% de plus. Pour rappel, la dette étudiante s’élève à 1000 milliards de dollars aux Etats-Unis

JANUARY 15, 2014

Le Président Obama et les MOOCs

By French Culture

Dans un courrier adressé au Président Obama en décembre dernier, ses conseillers pour la Science et la Technologie dressent une analyse des évolutions technologiques récentes dans le domaine de l’enseignement supérieur. Estimant que les MOOCs pourraient contribuer à accroître l’accès à l’enseignement supérieur, ils conseillent toutefois au Président américain de ne pas intervenir prématurément dans ce secteur. Selon eux, les mécanismes du marché permettront de distinguer les meilleures innovations dans le domaine de l’enseignement en ligne.