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"Study Abroad Program" Simpson College

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Des étudiants américains de Simpson College témoignent de leur expérience à l'UPF dans le cadre du cycle spécial...

Dans le cadre de la 4è édition du "Study Abroad Program" qui a lieu tous les 2 ans, un groupe de 8 étudiants américains du Simpson College (Iowa, USA) accompagnés de leur professeur, Mme Carolyn DALLINGER, ont participé de janvier à avril 2016 à ce programme spécial d'échange .
Les étudiants ont suivi des enseignements spécifiques à raison de 13h de cours par intervenant :
  • Histoire et institutions politiques à Tahiti (S. AL WARDI) ;
  • Traditions, modernités et musique polynésienne (F. ATEM) ;
  • Littérature du Pacifique anglophone (S. ORTEGA) ;
  • Archéologie et civilisation de l'ancienne Polynésie (H. CAUCHOIS).

 

Ils ont également été accueillis par des familles d'accueil pour un week-end voire plus.

Témoignages (in english)

Interview de Mle Sidney GRIFFITH

sidney-griffrith.jpg1.    Which different courses did you follow at UPF?

Quels sont les différents cours que vous avez suivis à l’UPF ?

I took the courses that our entire group took -such as The Political Situation in Tahiti, Literature of the South Pacific, Polynesian Music, and Archaeology and Ancient Polynesian Civilization -but I also took a class on French Grammar."

2.    What do you think about what you learned in these courses?

Que pensez-vous de ce que vous avez appris durant ces cours ?

I learned a lot about the history of Tahiti, namely about colonization and its effects on the culture, people, and land. I also was introduced to new vocabulary, grammar rules, and explanations about the French language."

3.    What have you discovered of Tahiti and French Polynesia out of UPF?

Qu’avez-vous découvert de Tahiti et la Polynésie française en dehors de l’UPF ?

I’ve discovered some of the origins of Tahiti’s culture and how certain aspects of Tahitian lifestyle came to be. I’ve learned about different reactions to colonization over time and how it is still shaping the island today."

4.    What about your experience in homestay family?

Parlez-nous de votre expérience en famille d’accueil.

From my homestay family I think I learned the most about the culture because I was able to experience it on my own (apart from the group). I was much more exposed to the language and therefore had to work a lot harder, but I was able to converse with a lot of people and ask them about their values, witnessing many firsthand, and how they view American culture."

5.    Are you planning to come back in Tahiti later?

Prévoyez-vous de revenir à Tahiti plus tard ?

I definitely plan to return to Tahiti in the future. The only thing that would hold me back would be the cost."

6.    Would you recommend this program to your friends at Simpson College?

Recommanderiez-vous ce programme à vos amis de Simpson College ?

I would recommend this program to students at Simpson because I think my experiences in French Polynesia have been incredibly valuable. I honestly don’t have that many complaints, and any issues that I encountered were rather minimal."
Interview de Mle Maxine LAUZON

maxine-lonzon.jpg1.    Which different courses did you follow at UPF?

Quels sont les différents cours que vous avez suivis à l’UPF ?

I have taken Literature of the South Pacific in French Translation, The Political Situation in Tahiti, Ancient and Contemporary Polynesian Music, and Archeology at UPF."

2.    What do you think about what you learned in these courses?

Que pensez-vous de ce que vous avez appris durant ces cours ?

I loved the mix of knowledge we got from these courses.  I feel as though we got to learn about Polynesia in a very multidimensional way.  It was amazing to see how all the subjects intertwined as well."

3.    What have you discovered of Tahiti and French Polynesia out of UPF?

Qu’avez-vous découvert de Tahiti et la Polynésie française en dehors de l’UPF ?

From UPF I have discovered a lot of the deeper layers, and underlying reasons for the culture of Papeete and French Polynesia. It gave us context for why things in Polynesia are the way they are today."

4.    What about your experience in homestay family?

Parlez-nous de votre expérience en famille d’accueil.

From my homestay family, I got to see a lot of amazing sites but in a way that wasn't just a class trip or tourist excursion.  I got to experience more of the food and culture of Tahiti by being with my homestay people.  Even more than this though, I got to meet and talk with three really amazing and kind people. "

5.    Are you planning to come back in Tahiti later?

Prévoyez-vous de revenir à Tahiti plus tard ?

I would like to come back to Tahiti once in my life, if for no other reason than to see the people I've gotten to meet on this trip.  "

6.    Would you recommend this program to your friends at Simpson College?

Recommanderiez-vous ce programme à vos amis de Simpson College ?

I would definitely recommend this trip to my friends.  This trip was great for seeing a culture and place that we don't regularly talk or learn about in the United States.  The history and people here are amazing and worthy of more attention."

 

Interview de M. Esteban SIERRA

esteban-sierra.jpg1.    Which different courses did you follow at UPF ?

Quels sont les différents cours que vous avez suivis à l’UPF ?

We took four courses : Archeology and ancient civilization, Pacific Literature, Polynesian Music and History and Politics."

2.    What do you think about what you learned in these courses?

Que pensez-vous de ce que vous avez appris durant ces cours ?

These courses have very valuable information and I would love to see Tahitians taking those courses."

3.    What have you discovered of Tahiti and French Polynesia out of UPF?

Qu’avez-vous découvert de Tahiti et la Polynésie française en dehors de l’UPF ?

 I have discovered a beautiful environment."

4.    What about your experience in homestay family?

Parlez-nous de votre expérience en famille d’accueil.

My experience was wonderful, I could not ask for more. I learned so much and put into practice what I learned. Also, it helps you to totally immerse in the culture."

5.    Are you planning to come back in Tahiti later?

Prévoyez-vous de revenir à Tahiti plus tard ?

Yes, I am planning to come back later."

6.    Would you recommend this program to your friends at Simpson College?

Recommanderiez-vous ce programme à vos amis de Simpson College ?

Yes, I am going to recommend and promote this program."

 

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