SAHS students tour France

July 06, 2018
students in France

A group of Stillwater Area High School French students and teachers recently returned from a trip overseas. 37 juniors and seniors spent about two weeks touring France along with four teachers (Jackie Parr, Jo Dougherty, Amy Budion and retired french teacher Mary Ellen Kasak Saxler.) The students, who have all completed at least 4 years of French, used the trip to expand their language skills as well as understand cultural differences and similarities. The trip included a seven day stay with individual host families in La Rochelle. The students started relationships through social media and then built on them during the family stay.

The group also visited Giverny (monet’s gardens), Bayeux, Normandy, the D-day beaches and the American cemetery, Amboise, castles of the Loire Valley including Chambord and Chenonceau. They wrapped up the trip with 3 days in Paris that included guided tours of the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay, and visits to the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Sainte Chapelle, Notre Dame and it’s bell tower, plus Montmartre and Sacre Cœur. Some students extended their trip (2-6 weeks) to travel with relatives or students they themselves hosted in the past.

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