Schiller International University in Paris wishes all American students Happy Independence Day!
May your day be filled with patriotic spirit and lots of fireworks!
There are nearly 100,000 Americans living in Paris and Americans have long been an important thread in the ever-growing diverse tapestry that is France. From Ernest Hemingway to Josephine Baker, a number of Americans have made important contributions or risen to fame in France.
So when July 4tharrives in Paris, both America and France take the opportunity to celebrate not only Americans living in Paris, but also the long-time bond between the two countries.
Every year on July 4th at Picpus cemetery in Paris, the American Flag that flies over the tomb of Lafayette (1757-1834) is changed in a ceremony in tribute to Lafayette’s contributions to the American War of Independence.
Class of 2018, we salute you!
The Graduation 2018 Ceremony of Schiller’s Paris Campus took place on May 10th at the 15th District Townhall in Paris.
We had the honor of having His Excellency the Ambassador of Afghanistan to France Abdel-Elah Sediqi as our guest speaker. He congratulated the class of 2018 and exhorted them to seek careers which fulfill a purpose in their lives.
The ceremony was also attended by our Campus Director Dr. James Brown, diplomats, members of Schiller International University’s faculty and staff, students, parents and distinguished guests.
We are extremely happy and proud of our new graduates and wish them a life full of purpose, intellectual challenge and professional success.
You can find more photos of the graduation here: http://studiobontant.fr/evt-Schiller2018
Last month our students from the Model United Nations Club at the Paris Campus had the amazing opportunity of attending the Model United Nations Conference in New York. The Model United Nations conferences include interactions with Secretariat members and sessions are held at UN Headquarters in New York.
Our students went there as delegates representing São Tomé and Príncipe, an African island nation located in the Gulf of Guinea.
It was a 5 days conference discussing global issues in which our very own represented Schiller International University and made us proud.
Last month our students went on a trip to the beautiful Versailles Palace. The palace was built by the most extravagant French king – Louis XIV and used to be the royal residence. Playground of the French monarchs, Versailles was the center of royal and political power until the French Revolution. The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an emblem of the Golden Age of France. The students had the chance to see the opulent gardens of Versailles and the domain of Marie-Antoinette with their impressive collection of fountains and garden mazes.