Author: Ashley Redjinski

On becoming a judge, academic culture, and “le savon pur”: An Interview with Clémentine Brunet

Clémentine Brunet – a French exchange student in her second semester at UW-Madison and current French House resident – is a Marseille native pursuing a master’s degree at Sciences Po-Aix in Aix-en-Provence, France.   Can you describe Sciences Po, since most Americans are likely are unfamiliar with it? It’s one of the “Grandes Ecoles” (literally, the “Grand Schools”) of France and it’s a political science school but we also study history, languages, economy, and more. We study everything initially and then we specialize in our fourth year. In our third year, we all have to go abroad, so you can spend...

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School Spirit, Political Optimism, and Opportunity in the US: an Interview with French House Resident Léa Berthon

Where are you from in France? I’m from the south east of France. I was born in a really small town and I’m really proud of my region! We have forests, mountains, rivers, and chestnut trees. It’s a very idyllic place to grow up and I really appreciate having  been born there and not in a big city like Paris. My family has lived there for generations and everybody knows each other, I love that.   I understand that you attend Sciences Po, a political science institute in Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. How is the student experience...

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Insects, Patience & Nepal: an Interview with former resident Zach Garcia

What did you study at UW-Madison and when did you graduate?  I graduated in the spring of 2013 with a B.A. in Human Geography, French Language and Literature, and Japanese Language and Literature. What have you been up to since? After graduating, I was hired by Madison Children’s Museum as a Program Assistant. I assisted the Education Department staff in initiating and supervising age-specific STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) and environmental programs to students in the Madison area. I also orchestrated and established a long-term entomophagic (human consumption of insects) program encouraging sustainable nutritional practices through consuming insects....

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A French Girl & a Dairy Cow: A Love Story

Sara Weber, a French native, is one of five French House assistants we will feature this year and her story is one that many Wisconsinites  will relate to and appreciate. Despite growing up on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, Sara is no stranger to farms, cheese, and dairy cows. In fact, she grew up on a family farm that produces a special type of French cheese prized the world over. While she pursues her studies at UW-Madison, she seems to have found a home away from home.  Where are you from in France? I’m from the east...

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