Jean-Marc Ayrault launches France Alumni USA

September 21, 2016 | By HIGHER EDUCATION NY

On Wednesday, September 21, Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development, will launch France Alumni USA, a new online platform and network for students and professionals who completed part or all of their studies in France.

You can watch the opening ceremony live, tonight at 7:15 pm (EST) at this link.

Each year, nearly 300,000 foreign students pursue their studies in France. France Alumni, established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, is aimed at helping them remain in touch with France after their studies. This platform, set up and operated by Campus France, the French national agency for the promotion of higher education, international student services, and international mobility, connects a community of more than 30,000 alumni from around the world with new members joining daily.

France Alumni USA, the local online platform dedicated to American residents who have completed part or all of their studies in France, will not only connect alumni currently living in the United States with each other, but also enable them to maintain a connection to the French language and culture, and to access employment and internship opportunities that will leverage their time in France to foster international careers.

This new platform is also a tremendous opportunity for alumni to connect and work hand in hand with other transatlantic leaders in order to catalyze international partnerships among French and local companies, universities and cultural institutions.

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy extend their sincere thanks to the sponsors of the launch event: Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute, La Maison du Chocolat, Lacoste, Palais des thés, Pommery and l’Occitane.