The French Embassy Launches France Alumni USA

September 19, 2016 | By French Culture

A new online platform and network for students and professionals who completed part or all their studies in France

NEW YORK SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 – On September the 21st, the Embassy of France in the United States will officially launch a new initiative, France Alumni USA: www.usa.francealumni.fr. A launching ceremony will be held at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York with the presence of the French Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development, Mr. Jean-Marc Ayrault.

Each year, nearly 300,000 foreign students pursue their studies in France. France Alumni, established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, is aimed at helping them remain in touch with France after their studies. This platform, set up and operated by Campus France, the French national agency for the promotion of higher education, international student services, and international mobility, connects a community of more than 30,000 alumni from around the world with new members joining daily.

France Alumni USA, the local online platform dedicated to American residents who have completed part or all of their studies in France, will not only connect Alumni currently living in the United States with each other, but also enable them to maintain a connection to the French language and culture, and to access employment and internship opportunities that will leverage their time in France to foster international careers.

This new platform is also a tremendous opportunity for Alumni to connect and work hand in hand with other transatlantic leaders in order to catalyze international partnerships among French and local companies, universities and cultural institutions.

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About the Cultural Services of the French Embassy

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy promotes the best of French arts, literature, cinema, digital innovation, language, and higher education across the US. Based in New York City, Washington D.C., and eight other cities across the country, the Cultural Services brings artists, authors, intellectuals and innovators to cities nationwide. It also builds partnerships between French and American artists, institutions and universities on both sides of the Atlantic. In New York, through its bookshop Albertine, it fosters French-American exchange around literature and the arts. Frenchculture.org

About the Office for Science and Technology of the French Embassy

The Office for Science and Technology (OST), a team of 24 staff members including professors, senior researchers and engineers located in the Embassy (Washington, D.C.) and 6 consular offices (Atlanta - Boston - Chicago - Houston - Los Angeles - San Francisco) is dedicated to bilateral French-American collaborations in Science and Technology.

About Campus France USA

Every year, Campus France USA helps more than 10,000 students who wish to study in France, serving as a bridge between U.S. and French universities. Campus France USA assists students in the United States (American citizens and foreigners studying and/or living in the United States) who wish to pursue academic projects at an institution of higher education in France for over a 3-month period. 

Media contact:

Camille Desprez, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Press and Public Relations Officer, camille.desprez@diplomatie.gouv.fr, +1.212.439.1417

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