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Presentation on Internship in Rwanda

On Thursday 14 November, 2013, during the International Global Coffee Hour, students Arnaud Muhimpundu (’14) and Anysie Ishimwe (’16) presented on their internship at Nibakure Children’s Village, located in Nyamata, Rwanda, some thirty minutes southeast of the capital Kigali in Rwanda. The orphanage houses currently nineteen orphans living onsite and another eight supported by the surrounding community. Interning students live in the village and have the opportunity to:

  • Work on projects in the village
  • Tutor the children after school
  • Do ministry work with the children
  • Use French and English as their main languages

Sophomore Aurelie McCarus (’16), who is interested in Nursing and French, wrote this response:

I am interested in studying abroad. I was thinking about going to Paris or Nice, France. Then I read about an opportunity to go to Rwanda. I decided to go to the presentation by Arnaud Muhimpundu (’14) and Anysie Ishimwe (’16). They talked about their May term trip to Rwanda and how life changing it was. Hearing the stories and seeing the pictures of the smiling children and moms made me smile. I would like to go there and connect with them and be part of their lives. This made me think of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, where I lived from birth to age six. Going on this trip would allow me to form relationships with people who are different from me, help others in need, and teach them new skills. They will also teach me a lot. The Rwanda May Term would be a privilege for me.

The student may opt for this 4-credit May-June internship at the Nibakure Children’s Village in Rwanda which may replace one 300-level French course and be counted for the major and the minor.

For more information, see http://www.nibakure.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/Nibakure/photos_streamr

Click Here to View the Rwanda Report



The FRENCH EMBASSY offers you the unique opportunity to apply for an INTERNSHIP IN FRANCE in the Public or Private Sector.

Why take advantage of this opportunity?

-spend 1 to 12 months in France
-have a privileged insight into contemporary French society
-master the French language through linguistic immersion
-gain valuable training and professional experience

How to apply?

-application form
---download a Word version here
---download a pdf version here
-resumé in French and English
-2 passport size photos
-cover letter in French
-letter of recommendation by a French professor demonstrating your French level

Send materials 3 months prior to the desired departure date to:

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy
4101 Reservoir Road NW
Washington DC 20007

Tel: 202 944 6011
Fax: 202 944 6268

Contact: Saima.ASHRAF-HASSAN@diplomatie.gouv.fr


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