The Substance of Sustainability: Sara Sample's Semester in France

Sara Sample, '15
One important lesson Sara Sample, '15, learned in France was the importance of history to 21st-century sustainability. "We went out with landscape scientists to look at the landscapes and guess why things were where they were," Sample recalled. "For instance, we looked at an old hunting ground that had high hedges and saw that the hedges were there because of the pheasant hunting that used to go on in these places."

College's Ties with French Sister City Earn National Simon Award

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The innovative relationship between Albion College, the City of Albion and two communities in France made a big impression on the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA), which has honored Albion College with a 2014 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization. "As a French professor, it is most gratifying to see how these international partnerships have transformed the lives of students and colleagues across disciplines," said Dianne Guenin-Lelle, co-president of Albion's Sister City Committee and the College's 2012-2013 Year of Global Diversity.

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Basques and Bilbao: Emily Walker's Semester in Spain

Emily Walker, '14
"Studying at the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain, I walk past the Guggenheim Museum every day, as well as other beautiful buildings and outdoor artwork," the senior Spanish major writes. "I go places only a local can show me, and with living in nearby Getxo, I'm able to get to know two cities. I'm so thankful for this experience."

 

Kukurugya-Rabaut, '13, Receives French Teaching Assistantship

Genevieve Kukurugya-Rabaut, '13
Recent graduate Genevieve Kukurugya-Rabaut heads for France later this year, at the invitation of the French government. Kukurugya-Rabaut was accepted to the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF), a program of the national government that provides American English teachers for the public school system. She will spend seven months teaching in the Versailles area, near Albion's sister cities of Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly.

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