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A Presence in Portland and the World

We will make French International a leader for international and multilingual studies, culture, and events in the region.

We Will

  • Host internationally focused speakers and experts at the school to enhance our programmatic and community experiences.
  • Establish institutional relationships that create and bolster opportunities for the French International community to engage in sharing, volunteering, and learning in the broader community beyond our school.
  • Develop and showcase the unique expertise of our students, faculty, staff, and leadership to the local, national, and global community.

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A Presence in Portland and the World News and Updates

French International Welcomes Ambassador Bili

On March 13, the French Ambassador to the United States, Laurent Bili, visited French International. We were joined by our colleagues from L'Etoile and the Alliance Française de Portland for the visit as well. The ambassador toured campus and met with students and staff. 

French International Hosts Students and Teachers from Chile

This month, French International Middle School families welcomed 18 Chilean students and their two teachers from the Greenhouse School in Temuco. The visitors stayed with host families, went to class at French International, went on field trips, visited sites around Oregon, tried new foods, and more.

Fifth Grade Travels to France

To celebrate the end of their Lower School experience, French International fifth graders traveled to Strasbourg, France. The students went to school, spent some time with host families, and used the language and cultural skills they built during their time in Maternelle and Lower School. The students had a busy itinerary with museum visits, train rides, boat tours, and French food.

Group photo with mountains in the background

On May 12, French International eighth graders jet-setted around the world for their international trips and two weeks abroad. This year's destinations were Chile, Germany, France, Spain, and Taiwan and each trip included stays in at least two different cities. The purpose of the eighth-grade trip is immersion in language and culture as well as personal growth and development. It is a capstone to students’ middle school language-learning experience.