New French Amity

French amity finds new home in Minnesota

Photo by Cameron Gerrity

Sandrine Cagnat has decided to come to Minnehaha to serve as French amity for the 2012-2013 academic year.

She grew up in Issou, France, a small village near Versaille, where, she says, “there is nothing.” Cagnat attended l’Université de Cergy-Pontoise about 13 minutes away from her home. Presented with various internship opportunities, Cagnat met with French teacher Mark Norlander about coming to Minnehaha as the French amity.

Cagnat wishes to benefit from her year in the United States in several ways. She would like to learn how to teach better and also how to get a better English speaking accent.

She’s come to like her home-away-from-home here in Minnesota. She likes that it’s colder than Issou and that “everything is big.”



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