Education Series: Teaching students about humanitarian work in the Francophone world
Representatives from Atlanta non-governmental and humanitarian organizations who use the French language in their profession will talk with area high school and university French classes about field work in the Caribbean, West and North Africa, parts of Asia and other regions. The presentations will give students a broader understanding of humanitarian affairs and showcase how learning a second language opens exciting career paths at home and abroad.
French is the world’s sixth most spoken language. Participants from organizations such as the Peace Corps, the Carter Center, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will talk about their time among the globe’s diverse Francophone regions, which are home to more than 220 million French speakers.
This series is organized by the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in the United States, in conjunction with participating nonprofit and humanitarian organizations.
OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMBER 15
PRESENTATIONS ARE GIVEN AT PARTICIPATING METRO ATLANTA HIGH SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES