Studying the Culture and Eating it Too

July 18, 2018

Language: French

Location: Nantes

Daily Schedule:

  • 8:15-9:00 AM Breakfast
  • 9:00-9:20 AM Morning Assembly
  • 9:30-10:20 AM Class Block 1
  • 10:20-10:30 AM Break
  • 10:30-11:20 AM Class Block 2
  • 11:20-11:30 AM Break + Snack
  • 11:30-12:20 PM Class Block 3
  • 12:30-1:20 PM Lunch + Afternoon Snack Pick-up
  • 1:30-3:30 PM Cultural Exploration Class
  • 3:30-6:00 PM Group 1: Cook n’ Go / Group 2: Medieval Fair / Group 3: Shopping excursion
  • 6:00-7:30 PM Activities Block 1: Gym / Fitness / Library
  • 7:30-8:30 PM Dinner
  • 8:30-10:00 PM Call Home Time
  • 10:30 PM In Room

What the Nantes Academy did today:

Today at the Morning Assembly, students gave their theories about the staff’s secret story game. Each member of the team wrote something about themselves and the student who figured out whom the secret belongs to won a prize. They then learned the program of the day before heading to their language class where they discussed French overseas territories, following our previous night special intervention on Reunion Island. They talked about Creole language, cultural diversity and colonization history, as well as pirates and volcanoes. We then headed to the cafeteria for a healthy lunch to refill our energy before the Cultural Exploration classes. After class, the students were divided into three rotating groups: one enjoying a medieval fair (with games inspired by the Middle Ages) on campus, another heading to the mall for some more shopping (expect very heavy suitcases), and the last group going downtown to learn and cook a local recipe. The pastry that they are making is called Kouign-amann and it is Breton delicacy of butter and sugar. Luckily they will have the option to work out afterwards! As today is Call Home Day, remember to call your student between 8 and 10pm local time to hear more about the great moments we are sharing at the Nantes Academy.

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