Vent Frais 

Vent Frais is the voice of the French Language Villages and programs. Allons dans le grand vent!

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Q&A with a Counselor - Margot answers some common questions for new villagers

Published: March 15, 2018

​Margot is a counselor in the French Language Villages. She answers questions about what it’s like to work in the Villages, how we work with different language levels, and how the experience compares to studying abroad (to name just a few topics).

Vent frais, vent du matin...

Published: March 8, 2018

The French Language Villages blog, Vent Frais, is named for a beloved French children’s song. The tune can be heard in many French-speaking regions and was a favorite of les voyageurs for passing long hours paddling the rivers and lakes of North America. Do you know the other versions and verses?

The quickest way to a traveler’s heart is through her stomach

Published: March 2, 2018

​For a gourmande like Marianne, la Réunion is a wonderland with its many cultural influences! In this post, Marianne shares one of her favorite (easy) dishes from her new home.

La Vie Verte: Experiences with Sustainability in France

Published: February 22, 2018

When I think about sustainability, I normally focus on what I can do at home… However, what happens when you are not at home? What about the way people help the Earth around the world?

Expectations and Surprises: my Lac du Bois experience 

Published: February 9, 2018

When Camille attended Lac du Bois for the first time, she predicted it would be memorable and challenging and that and her French would improve. But she didn’t realize just how much! She reflects on community, friendship, new interests, and her new-found ease with the French language.

Camille hopes her thoughts help others who are preparing for Lac du Bois for the first time.

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