Students who take Dr. Yewah's First Year Experience Seminar, Africa: Myth and Reality, travel to Batchingou, Cameroon. Batchingou is the village in which Dr. Yewah grew up. Because of his relationship to the village, the students he brings to visit are immediately welcomed into the community and are allowed to meet the villagers as they live day to day. Along with dinners hosted by Chief Andre Flaubert Nana, students spend time with local school children and share a bit of their American culture with them. Activities include, but are not limited to, exploring the Museum of Civilization, shopping at the Handicraft Center in Dschang, touring the interior of Cameroon, driving to the coast, and visiting a chocolate factory.
To learn more about the Sister-City Delegation and the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the Sister-City relationship, click the links below:
Get acquainted with Sister Cities Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly in France.
In November of 2017, to encourage our educational and cultural relationship with our Sister Cities in France (Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly), we screened French Cinema and French-related films at the historic Bohm Theater in Albion. The matinees were free and open to the public.
French students in cooperation with the French Sister City Committee participated in the Big Read Kickoff. There was the Eiffel Tower in the parade, then lessons on making French magic wands, or "Baguettes magiques." In spite of the rain, wind and cold, the day was very amusant!!
Students in advanced French courses step outside of the classroom to teach kids in the community French.
2012 Cameroon Trip Challenges First-Year Students' Thoughts About Africa
To France and Back First-Year Experience Student Blogs
Read more about First-Year Experience seminars that have been offered by professors of French in the Modern Languages and Cultures Department.
Visit the Project blog to learn how Albion College students launched the effort in Cameroon and read a recent newsletter.
Students from Albion's Sister Cities, Noisy le Roi and Bailly, France arrived in town for the 8th Annual Albion College Piano Festival, October 30 – November 1, 2015. The festival is a competition hosted by the Music Department. Early beginners up to advanced players and piano duos can win cash prizes. But for the participants, the Festival is equally about performing, meeting and hearing other students, and taking lessons/master classes from Albion Faculty and guest artists.
In between practicing and lessons, our young French guests spent a day visiting Dr. Dianne Guenin-Lelle's and Dr. Emmanuel Yewah's French classes. They shared what life is like for them in France, they ate in Lower Baldwin, played Bocce on the Campus Quad, and attended a Goûters at Fiske House, home of the international living and learning program.