Tips and tricks for your arrival in France and at Sciences Po

Tips and tricks for your arrival in France and at Sciences Po

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"I met students I would like to work with in the future"

Japanese, economics and Asia. Samuel Flambard's three passions naturally led him to the Sciences Po campus in Le Havre. Here, some 250 students from around the world take the Undergraduate College programme in English with a special focus on the countries of Asia. As president of the Bureau des Élèves, or student bureau, on a campus with nearly 60 percent international students, Samuel knows what "multicultural" means on a day-to-day basis.

"Looking for the meaning behind appearances"

Sophie Rochefort Guillouet has been teaching history and art history on the Le Havre campus since it opened in 2007. Her classes are very popular, and given her infectious enthusiasm and the dozens of cultural references that pepper her conversation, it's easy to understand how two hours spent with her would make you more cultivated. Interview with a professor who makes ideas travel.

“The more we move up the social scale, the more discreet students are about their personal opinions”

Ylva Bergström is an associate professor of sociology of education at Sciences Po and senior lecturer at Uppsala University. Her recent research on the connection between political position-taking and social background highlights the “burden” of a person’s origins. She is a member of the research group Sociology of Education and Culture (SEC), which is a hub in Scandinavia for research centered on certain French traditions founded by Pierre Bourdieu, Jean-Paul Benzécri and others.

Michael Sandel
I worry about the frustration generated by democratic politics everywhere

Michael Sandel, April 2016 at Sciences Po