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The adventure begins…

26 Sep

My name is Nicole Horne. I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. I attended Ursuline Academy High School, and I am a recent honors graduate of Louisiana State University with a bachelor of the arts degree in French. Today, I am headed to Rennes, France, as a member of the first class of Escadrille Louisiane.

Escadrille Louisiane is a brand new scholarship program sponsored by the Center for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) in cooperation with the French government. Targeting students from Louisiana who are interested in being English language assistants in France, this program offers them the unique opportunity to receive training in pedagogy while in France so that upon their return they qualify to teach in in the state of Louisiana, either in a French immersion program or French as a second language program. The program was named for Escadrille Lafayette, a group of 200 Louisiana men who trained as pilots to fly for the French during World War I. The idea behind Escadrille Louisiane: to train Louisiana teachers to become teachers of French back home.
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