This third edition of the French Heritage Language Program Summer Camp welcomed 40 participants for three weeks, including a one-week trip to Quebec City, Canada for 22 of them. The full program totaled 100 hours of immersion in the French language and francophone cultures.
The New York part of the summer camp took place every day from 10:00am to 4:00pm from July 7th through 18th 2008, and was offered at four different sites for easier access:
- Medgar Evers College Preparatory High School (Brooklyn)
- International Arts Business High School (Brooklyn)
- Marble Hill School of International Studies (Bronx)
- Jamaica High School (Queens)
During the two New York weeks, the students participated in many workshops and field trips: theater, painting, writing and dance workshops, visits to arts and immigration museums, Statue of Liberty and Bronx Zoo. The participants also got to meet with the permanent representative of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie to the U.N, and the deputy manager of the French-American Chamber of Commerce in New York.
Detailed Schedule – New York [pdf]
Detailed Schedule – Quebec [pdf]
See our summary and photos below
or read our full Summer Camp Report 2008 [pdf]