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Making French an asset for new Americans.

Summer Camp 2008

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]


Painting workshop with international visual artist Issa Nyaphaga from Cameroon. Issa initiated the participants to different painting techniques and concepts. With the theme “love and friendship” in mind, the participants worked together with hair, sand, glue and paint and small and large format canvases.
Dance Workshop with Peniel Guerrier and two drummers from Haiti. During this energy-packed workshop, students were introduced to basic Afro-Caribbean rhythms, and dance techniques.
Meeting with Ambassador Moussa Camara, Permanent Representative of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie to the United Nations. The attendees were able to understand what being a Francophone means as Ambassador Camara presented key historical elements to them and explained the role of the organization today.
Bastille Day : students of the French Heritage Language Program became actors in this giant block party, which has come to include the Francophone world and its cultures, of which our students were living representatives.
Quebec trip. During the Quebec part of the summer camp, activities, inside or outside the city, included visits to the very diverse Musée de la Civilisation, the Musée des Beaux-Arts, bowling, a guided visit of the city’s beautiful historic district, a trip to the Parc Aquarium de Québec, a day trip to the Ile d’Orléans with Saint-Anne de Beaupré Basilica, a visit of a cider factory, kayaking at the Parc des Bisons, and a fireworks competition at the Montmorency Waterfall Park.
The students had the honor and privilege to meet with Quebec City representatives at the superb City Hall. Mr. François Picard and Mrs. Louise Paquet warmly welcomed our students and told them about the history of the city and the role of the municipal council.

Contact Us

Mathilde Landier
Program coordinator

Phone: 212 439 1438

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