Barbara Kruger, associate professor of modern languages, and six students will leave this week (March 9) for Rennes, France, as part of an exchange program Barbara established in 2007 with the Institut Catholique de Rennes, a private college in northwestern France.
Two of the French students from Rennes who visited FLCC in February 2010 will be among the hosts during the 10-day trip.
The students, Tracy Gage of Naples, Paige Essler of Nunda, Natasha Fontillas of Palmyra, Mollie Lipp of Prattsburgh, Tiffanny Rawlins of Canandaigua and Abby Simmons of Bellona, have varying degrees of experience with French language and culture. Barbara has arranged for them to tutor one another in what to expect on the trip. For example, Tracy Gage, who has in interest in art, will guide her classmates during the visit to the Louvre museum in Paris.
Another student with an interest in history will take the lead during the trip to the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy. Students who are stronger in French will teach the others some basic “survival French.”