My last article on French society made it clear that strikes are a part of our everyday life. So, in France, whenever public transportation isn’t working, and you are surely going to be late to an important appointment, a touch of hope almost always makes an entrance. It lies in this simple question: “Oh wait! Is [...]
Hi guys, it’s me again!
Remember? Valentine, this girl from France. Ah la France… Just hearing this makes you daydream about Paris, the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysées, Versailles, the Normandie, the Provence, the smelly cheese, the overwhelming amount of wines coming from every single part of the country –Champagne, Bordeaux, Bourgogne,… Or maybe just about [...]
Well hello there!
Hope everything is awesome at Willamette, even though I have very little doubts about this according to my personal experience, and that y’all are enjoying life!
Coming back from picking grapes in Alsace (a pretty bucolic region in the Northeast of France), I do have a few things to tell you about our economy, [...]
Hello! My name is Rachel and I am ecstatic to be writing for the WWN this semester!
I come from the United States, more specifically I was born in California and moved to Oregon at 11. Now you Americans must be thinking now: “why is she writing for the WWN? She’s not from the world; [...]
My name is Lucile Brown and I come from the beautiful country of France. I’m a senior at university and am here at Willamette for a semester.
Hello! Or Bonjour I should say. Let me introduce myself: my name is Valentine, I am 22 years old and I come from France. What city am I from? This is a simple question and yet, it requires a complicated answer from me. Then keep Google Maps within an easy reach and all aboard, ship’s boy [...]
Hi, wonderful Willamette community!
Long time no see… Gosh, I miss so many of you!
My name is Paul (last name “Romain”, pretty confusing as it is a popular first name in France, haha!), and for those of you who don’t know me yet, I’m from France.
I spent last year at Willamette as an exchange student, and [...]
When I first came to the United States in 2009, I went to The East coast. Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, DC… Huge cities, crowded roads and very industrialized regions.
But as I came to Oregon, I heard someone saying “Left coast is definitely the right coast”. And to me it is so true…
I fell in love [...]
French cuisine…where should I start?
First, most of French traditional dishes are regional. Quiche Lorraine, boeuf Bourguignon, bouillabaisse Marseillaise…They are all named after the region they come from. Did you know that crêpes come from Brittany?!
My region, Alsace, has its own dishes as well. We notice the German influence by the importance of meat and deli [...]
French are very relaxed when it comes to talk about sex.
I don’t mean that we like to exhibit our personal experience, simply that generally, this subject is not taboo.
Just look at the recent revelations concerning Francois Hollande, the French president, who had an affair with an actress, cheating on his [...]
When I started my researches for this new topic on Youtube, I typed : “immigration en France” into the seach field. The three first links that appeared were “Muslim Immigration Destroying France”, “Immigration – Délinquance – Islamisation : La France en dangers !!” and “Immigrants in France : France’s suicide”. This sums up perfectly the [...]
Poussin, Fragonard, David, Delacroix, Géricault, Courbet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Rodin,… So many French artists who made France famous for Art, and Paris the capital of it. But this huge heritage was sadly not as represented as it should in French pre-collegiate education system as I went through it.In middle school Art History was pretty much [...]
My name is Florine, and I am very, very glad to be your French language assistant this year, thanks to the Fulbright Program!I grew up in a wonderful region of France called Alsace, in a small town named Soultzmatt. Soultzmatt is located in a valley surrounded by vineyards, in the North-East of France. [...]