Twenty-seven North High School students and four teachers traveled to Avignon, France, during Spring Break, March 19-30, 2014.
Students were immersed in French family life and culture, attended classes, and presented projects that individuals from both groups had studied. A continuing project centered on “The American Dream" in CAPP Composition led to discussions on French and American stereotypes. Other discussions occurred in Philosophy and social studies classes.
When not in school, students and their teachers visited Aix-en-Provence, Avignon - Palace of the Popes and the Bridge to Nowhere, Les Baux - a medieval castle, Pont du Gard- a Roman aqueduct, and historic Nimes and Marseilles. Students also visited Avignon’s Opera House, farmers’ market, and art museums.
Senior Matt Eggebeen studies the map of Marseilles with French Physics teacher Frederica Barrios
North Students and Teachers stop for a group picture with the backdrop of ancient Avignon
Junior Claire Andreasen experiences public humiliation and punishment at the medieval castle, Les Baux.
Combined the French hosts and American students totaled approximately 75 involved in the French Connection