The Rector of Guadeloupe Visits Louisiana [fr]

During a five-day visit, the Rector and Chancellor of the University of Guadeloupe, Mr. Camille Galap, and his delegation explored the academic, cultural, and historic ties between Louisiana and Guadeloupe, highlighting the shared Creole identity between the two regions.

The Rector of Guadeloupe and Chancellor of the University of Guadeloupe, Mr. Camille Galap, led a delegation of high officials from the Academy of Guadeloupe. This occasion presented an opportunity to consolidate the agreements between the LDE and the academy, as well as to further talks on the International Cooperation Policy that the Academy wishes to prioritize with Louisiana. The delegation was welcomed with keen interest by notable political, academic and educational officials in Louisiana, including Louisiana Governor Jon Bel Edwards.

During their stay, the delegation visited Caribbean teachers in the CODOFIL program, met with university officials at the University of New Orleans, Xavier University, and Delgado Community College, and visited local schools Westdale Middle School (Baton Rouge) and the Satellite Center (Luling).

Their visit highlighted the strong ties existing between the two territories with shared history and culture in the great Creole space of the Caribbean.

Principle objectives:
O Vocational training in the hospitality, tourism, and audiovisual production industries

O The continuation of teacher training programs

O The possible reception of future teachers in training centers of Louisiana, thanks to agreements with the ESPE of Guadeloupe

O Student exchange programs for K-12 students

O Teacher exchange programs

O The formation of joint artistic, historical, and cultural projects

The Consulate of France would like to thank all partners for their warm welcome, and in particular Mr. Jon Bel Edwards, Governor of Louisiana, for a fruitful meeting with the Delegation.


Last modified on 13/04/2017

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