Thursday, November 12, 2015

An Afternoon Abroad... French Side

                      Une après-midi a l’étranger!

                            An afternoon abroad! 

The following club and organizations, Franco BU, Busco,SEAC,IAA,GCC,IBA,ISO and Hillel programs celebrated an afternoon abroad with the hard work and organization of the Phi Sigma Iota  The International Foreign language Honor Society.
During this 3hour event, students are invited to participate in cultural activities,games, trivia, karaoke, listen to popular songs with singers and group such as Magic System from Ivory Coast with songs like " cherie coco" among others.

 In the French program, students were welcome to try  savory mini french rolls, savory croissants, a variety of French chocolate truffles, and famous French cookies ( from Delacres)
They were asked to write a famous sentence or phrases they knew in french and share it with everyone by writting it up on the white board.
Each student was issued a passport  ( see photo below) and would receive a stamp, sticker or signature from each participating club to acknowledge they fully participated in "an afternoon abroad" events.
Students participation was  high and the Franco BU E-board noticed that the cultural food was going very quickly :)  always a good thing!

       Once again, an afternoon abroad was a great success! 
                    See you next year! a l’année prochaine!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

A Night in France Nov 2nd

A Night In France!

As a way to kick off the celebration of "French week" in the US
On Monday November 2nd, Franco BU the French organization club at Bryant and ISO ( the International Students organization) hosted a wonderful event for French speaking students from all over the world!
After a very informative presentation on french food, regionalism and french cooking habit by Nene and Marianna, the students were able to taste and sample authentic onion soup, Crepes with fresh spinach, goat cheese and tomatoes and for dessert we had some wonderful French chocolate truffles!
the event started at 5pm until 7;30pm and over 25 students attended!
Bravo! et merci a tous pour cette magnifique soirée dans le monde culinaire et francophone
( Thank you for this wonderful evening in the french speaking culinary world)
stay tuned for more French program Bryant FUN!

below a few photos of this wonderful  french program and ISO Bryant event

Monday, October 19, 2015

Film: the eigth day, le hutieme jour with the IFC

What's new on the French event front?

On Wednesday October 18th, we showed "le huitieme  jour" (The Eigth Day). The movie viewing was very well attended by French and non French speaking students at Bryant.
About 25 students participated in the event, I can actually say that all of them were very engaged in the viewing and lots of physical reactions from laughters to questioning the plot altogether.
The end of the moving was obviously very unexpected, as most students were expected an all American happy ending but the chute was not. Overall, the movie was a great success and the students asked for another similar movie for next Spring because they enjoyed the artistic, cultural, humoristic and linguistic value  brought by this movie.
personally, I have watched this movie 5 times already. let me tell you, I cannot hold back the tears at the end, I just can't. if you have not seen it, look it up and watch it, you will not regret it.. I promise. A beautiful  story about what should not be discarded as what is important in life. Love, friendship and happiness..
Dean Brad Martin, also attended the movie event .
A faculty member wrote an email asking  to be invited to all the French showing, That's terrific!
looking forward to our next showing. If you have any specific French film request, do not hesitate to let us know! We want to hear from you1 merci et a bientot pour de nouvelles aventures..