- La construction de l’église et le couvent du Val-de-Grâce (1645-67) fut une demande d’Anne d’Autriche , Reine Régente et mère de Louis XIV. L’église baroque a, selon moi, la plus belle coupole de Paris et est un petit rappel d’Italie quand je ne peux pas y aller :)
Après la Révolution le couvent devint un hôpital militaire, puis le musée et bibliothèque de médecine militaire. En 1979 un hôpital moderne fut construit dans le potager du couvent et accueille les représentants de la France et des chefs d’État étrangers (surtout des anciennes colonies).
- The construction of the church and the convent of Val-de-Grâce (1645-67) was a request by Anne of Austria, Queen-Regent and mother of Louis XIV. The baroque church has, in my opinion, the most outstanding cupola of Paris and is a little reminder of Italy when I cannot afford a plane ticket :)
After the revolution the convent became a military hospital, and later the museum and library of French army medicine. In 1979 a modern hospital was built in the former garden of the convent and welcomes French officials and foreign Heads of States (mostly from former French colonies).
This week, I have started my second and likely final semester of French. I attend MWF and ends Dec. 5. i think this semester we focus on actually reading/writing like on the level of books. It was a fun course overall last semester so I’m hoping to keep my GPA up during this one also. I tried to stay passionate but at the end of the day there isn’t enough interest so there won’t be programs. I can’t find anything abroad so it’s the end of the line for now. Only Japanese, German & Spanish are getting decent enrollment here, French can barely get 12 students a semester and even worse as we progress. I sometimes regret not going down the Japanese road but still it was nice meeting everyone that I’ve met. Hopefully I will be able to enroll in a mini program I was told about, where a chef from Nestle comes in and will show us how to prepare a meal or something like this. Should be interesting if it happens. Au revoir!
I’m going to France next year! Does anyone know of a few good universities in France for someone like me with only 1 year of French courses in the US? :/
a) Is it possible for a university to provide housing or am I completely on my own to find a place? I know it is rare for a university there to have a “campus” or dorms like in the US but how rare are “partnerships” with the universities for housing?
b) Is it true that an associate’s degree does not exist in Europe? I would have to start over?
c) Do universities in Europe require me to take courses outside of my actual degree, for example in the US I’m deep in multiple irrelevant courses to my degree like health/PE/biology courses for some reason.
d) I’m hoping to find a non expensive university. I read of one guy’s daughter only paying $2,000 for tuition in Europe for and entire year whereas here I’m looking at over $33,000 in tuition. Is this possible in a french speaking country to pay less than $33,000 a year?
I asked my professor about Quebec, but Canadian tuition continues to rise right? My college had a partnership with UdeM but the tuition rose so much that we could not afford to continue our study abroad opportunities there even for 2-4 weeks. Is this a common problem in Quebec/Canada?
For France, I would like to visit some universities during my vacation if anyone has suggestions for these criteria.
This is the National Geographic Documentary Guns, Germs and Steel. It endeavors to answer some of history’s biggest questions: Why did societies develop at different rates? and What is the root of global inequality today?
You should watch this video by Monday’s class, complete the guided viewing worksheet and be prepared to discuss the concepts in class.
Just watch the first hour, Episode I: Yali’s Question. I’ll cover everything else in class.
American rocker Lenny Kravitz has spent the past nine years living on and off in Paris and in a recent interview talked about his passion for the City of Light
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Aujourd’hui, il est la fin de mon vacances pour la été. Lundi, je continuer mes cours en francaise. Je suis fini dans 5th Decembre.
This city is a lot more creative than you think.