Announcing the inaugural selection for the City/Cité Cultural and Professional Exchange Program.
This summer, thirteen students enrolled in American universities will travel to Paris to participate in a newly launched urban design internship exchange.
Developed by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US and Villa Albertine, the City/Cité Cultural and Professional Exchange Program is a six-week intensive professional exchange designed for students interested in urban planning and architecture.
The program offers a combination of collective experiences (seminars, conferences, workshops, and site visits) and individualized internships at preeminent Parisian firms (Chartier/Dalix, Studio Gang, GRAU…).
Throughout the six weeks, participants will also collaborate with French students of architecture and urban design.
The City/Cité Cultural and Professional Exchange Program is pleased to welcome the following students:
- Jacqueline Au, Washington University in St. Louis
- Cole Bakley, Texas A&M University
- Ileana Carbajal, University of Houston
- Joseph Frate, The Ohio State University
- Brendan Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology
- Aleksandrs Jaunzemis, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Reece Lash, Washington University in St. Louis
- Brianna Manzor, University of Michigan
- Nikesha Medard, University of California in Berkeley
- Brandon Pundamiera, University of California in Berkeley
- Nellie Shih, University of Michigan
- Coylin Vargas, University of Houston
- Mengxi Xin, Washington University in St. Louis
Applications for the City/Cité Cultural and Professional Exchange Program were open to students at American universities regardless of their nationality or language proficiency in French. The selected students represent nine American universities in seven states.
The City/Cité Cultural and Professional Exchange Program is hosted in partnership with Gustave Eiffel University’s École d’urbanisme de Paris, École des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris – Département de Génie Urbain, and École d’architecture de la Ville et des Territoires Paris-Est.
See the summer program’s flyer here.