Every year in the fall ( except for the pandemic 2020 year) AFAM community manager visits the school campuses to meet students, faculty members and administration staff to talk about AFAM and its programs.

This year Albina visited Paris, Lille and Chalôns-en-Champagne campuses. The visit coinsides with the annual International Week organized by the school.

AFAM is grateful to Lille, Paris and Chalôns-en-Champagne teams, especially to Caroline Bauduin, Florence Lesage, Delphine Luchez, Pierre-Yves Rohan, Arnaud Jérôme, Daniela Stelmaszyc and of cause to AFAM board member Audrey Stewart, for helping organize the visits. AFAM is committed to working closely with the school and La SOCE to help our students succeed in their American journey whether it be an internship or studies.

AFAM would also like to thank our student Lancelot Danne (Li 219) and our alumni Aymeric Wang (Cl 219), Claire Dorin (Class 2000), Benoît Binet (An 205), Patrick Durrmann (Me 206) and Eymard Prevost (Li 215) for taking the time to share their American experience with Paris, Llille and Châlons-based students.

We are looking forward to participating in the next meetings and events with our students and alumni!

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Lancelot Danne (Li 219) talking to Lille students

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Albina with a former Shasta intern Lancelot Danne (Li 219) and a current Shasta intern Guillaume Paris (Me 220) in Lille

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Albina and Aymeric Wang (Cl 219) after the meeting with parcours US students

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Aymeric, Albina and parcours US students

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Benoît Binet and Claire Dorin talk to Paris-based students about their international experience

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Students' artworks, Châlons-en-Champagne campus

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MSMP laboratory, Châlons-en-Champagne campus

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Library, Châlons-en-Champagne campus

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Embroidery machine, Châlons-en-Champagne campus

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Donation box, Châlons-en-Champagne campus

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Students at the AFAM conference with Albina Patou-Chebykina, Patrick Durrmann and Eymard Prevost, Châlons-en-Champagne campus

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Châlons-based students together with AFAM community manager

It became a tradition. Every fall AFAM is invited to present its programs in front of students in an online conference during The International Week. This whole November week ( in 2022 - Nov. 14- Nov.18) the school invites alumni and students to speak about their different experiences of studying, pursuing an internship or working abroad.

This fall the AFAM presentation occured on Friday, November 18th. More than 30 students could participate in this evening 45-minutes conference and ask AFAM guest speakers questions.  Among guest speakers were AFAM community manager Albina as well as AFAM volunteers and Arts et Metiers alumni Jean Pommier (An 183), Nicolas Horde (Ai 214) and Valentin Fehr (Cl 212). The virtual presentation was especially prepared for Aix-en-Provence, Angers, Bordeaux, Cluny and Metz students as students from Paris, Châlons-en-Champagne and Lille campuses could meet AFAM community manager in person and assist at AFAM conferences and workshops on campus earlier that week.

You can read more about Albina's campuses visits in our next post.

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Image: a screenshot of the AFAM online conference given at the end of the International Week organized by the school

On November Houston-based gadz'arts gathered together to enjoy a dinner and nice fall weather.

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Halloween in the United States  is on of the favorite moments of the fall season not only for children but also for adults.

People are spending a lot of time decorating their houses and backyards, carving pumpkins, choosing a right scary (elegant, spooky, magical, funny, weird, "I-have-always-been-dreaming-of") costume, applying makeup, buying candies etc.

Going to pumpkin patch with kids, trick-or-treating or having a Halloween party is THE moment Americans are waiting for the whole year.

Halloween is a big deal in the US!

Next time you want to come to the United States, think about coming a few days before October 31st and stay for the Halloween night. You won't be sorry!

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Houses decorated somewhere in San Francisco bay area

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Gadz'arts having fun in NYC

September 2022 was announced as a Shasta Month. In November AFAM community manager will be visiting Paris, Lille et Chalôns-en-Champagne campus to talk to students about our different programs - Shasta, Yosemite and Sequoia ( please see the program of AFAM community manager visit in our November calendar).

Why joining Shasta might be so important for a student? Our mentors are well-placed to know it.

 

Jean-Christophe (Me 213), Shasta mentor:

“Shasta Mentorship is designed to help students in every way possible as they search for US internships. It provides cultural and administrative guidance, as well as the opportunity for the mentor to share his network with the mentee.

 

When I was a Shasta mentor I was fortunate to meet very motivated students that were willing to work hard in their endeavor. The job market is very dynamic and standing out takes perseverance. It was wonderful to see students who wanted to take on the world, and to be able to provide them with the necessary help.

 

Being a Shasta mentor means helping different students in different situations. Helping to prepare a clear battle plan the real value added, as for most student this is usually their first job search. It's incredibly rewarding when a student sends an email on his first day at work! 

 

I joined a Shasta program as a mentor because I had benefited at from being exposed at an early age to American culture, and thought it necessary to pass on what could help my fellow students.

 

Speaking about Shasta program I can say that it is held by the incredible devotion of the program members and that students should take full advantage of this wonderful group!”

 

Jean ( An 83), Shasta mentor and Shasta committee member:

"Mentorship is a wonderful relationship in which both mentor and mentee freely engage in mutual growth, outside of traditional intricacies of reporting structures. A must to succeed in all areas of our lives"