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French International Welcomes Ambassador Bili

French International Welcomes Ambassador Bili

On March 13, the French Ambassador to the United States, Laurent Bili, visited French International. Ambassador Bili was joined by Dominique Geulin and Frederic Jung from the French Consulate, and our colleagues from L'Etoile and the Alliance Française de Portland were also on campus for the visit.

The group visit started with a brief campus tour, dropping into some of our French classes. The ambassador met with eighth-grade students, asking them about their experience at school, what they enjoy, what they are learning, and what they would do to improve French International. The visit ended with coffee and a conversation between the ambassador and the leaders from French International, L'Etoile, and the Alliance Française de Portland. The ambassador was curious about each organization’s strategic direction and vision and the challenges everyone is facing.

The visit was the first time in more than three years that the French Ambassador to the United States has come to our school, and it was Ambassador Bili’s first visit since being appointed to the role. 

Our Presence pillar commits to making French International a leader for international and multilingual studies, culture, and events in the region. Hosting the ambassador and our French colleagues allows our school to continue to be a leader in the Portland area as we grow our presence in the Northwest and beyond.

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