Schiller Paris Campus Director, Dr. James Brown, made a courtesy call to the Lycée français Charles de Gaulle of London on December 9th. Dr. Brown met with the guidance counselor office on Parent/Teacher day.
The Lycée français, located in South Kensington, is well-situated in a block of French cultural establishments such as the Institut français and is right near Hyde Park and many museums. Ninety percent of the lycée’s students are French nationals many of whom are keen to maintain their high-level of proficiency in English and study in France: Schiller Paris offers them the best of both worlds!
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Students at SIU Paris will be participating in Fall Convocation 2016 Friday, September 30th at the American Cathedral in Paris.
This is the occasion to mark the beginning of the Fall 2016 Term, and guest speakers will include Javed Hamid, Member of the Board of Trustees of Schiller International University and former Director of the East Asia and Pacific Region branch of the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Mr. Javed Hamid has been involved in some of the most important investment strategies in that institution’s history: furthering China’s transition to a market economy, leading the financial structuring strategy in the wake of the 1997 Asian financial crisis, opening up the IFC’s first Asian offices, and spearheading the IFC’s first-ever investments in education, to name but a few key moments.
Elise Montchanin graduated from Schiller Paris with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy
SIU: Could you tell us a little bit about your current position?
EM: I am currently the Regional Security Adviser for IDLO, the International Development Law Organization (headquartered in Rome). I am in charge of the various countries in Africa where IDLO operates, mainly Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan, Mali with Tanzania and Liberia coming up soon. I have been working for IDLO since April 2014 ensuring the safety and security of staff implementing IDLO’s programs.
SIU: What have been some of your professional accomplishments since you graduated from Schiller International University?
EM: After Schiller I joined the French army, specifically the Gendarmerie, which had always been a dream. I spent 18 years in the army, I did missions for the Department of Peacekeeping Operation (DPKO) for 6 years and was deployed in Kosovo, Haiti and Chad. I also worked 3 years for the World Food Program (WFP) as a security officer training all WFP staff in Africa.
SIU: How did the Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy at SIU prepare you for your career?
EM: After I graduated from Schiller I joined the French army, as mentioned, staying more than 18 years. I was quiet an atypical member of the army since I was the only one in my units to have a university degree. Having this educational background enabled me to be selected as one of the first female Gendarmes to be deployed overseas for DPKO and work for the United Nations for about 9 years in various countries. A Bachelor of Arts degree, with work experience, or a Master’s degree is now considered one of the main requirements in order to apply for international security jobs. My BA in International Relations and Diplomacy and my English proficiency have always been assets both when I was in the army and in the world of international development: it has helped me succeed at the international level.
As of December 2015, SIU Paris is also a recognized TOEFL iBT examination center. Conveniently located in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, our test rooms can accommodate up to 45 candidates who wish to pass the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL©) in France, and in particular the TOEFL-iBT© (Internet Based Test).
What is TOEFL iBT?
Along with IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or TOEIC, TOEFL© is one of the major English-language tests accepted by English-speaking academic and professional institutions all over the world, and often a requirement for Bachelor or Master Degrees.
Organized in four separate sections (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing), has a maximum score of 120 points (30 per section).
Register for a TOEFL© Exam Session
Candidates can register for the iBT test only through ETS portal.
For more information about TOEFL iBT and how to train, see also: https://global-exam.com/fr/exam/toefl-ibt
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Join us on Campus for the screening of Monique Verdin’s latest documentary My Louisiana Love about a young Native American woman who returns to her family in Southeast Louisiana to find a man-made environmental crisis threatening their way of life: http://www.mylouisianalove.com.
Ms Verdin is a member of the Indigenous Rising delegation currently participating at the COP21, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The presentation and debate are part of Dr. Jean Studzinska’s IR221 course, “Introduction to International Relations”.
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