The Trinity in Paris program site is centrally based in the wonderful neighborhood of St Germain des Pres in the 6th
arrondissement. Through our partnership with CEI (le Centre des Echanges Internationaux) , the program is housed within the CEI space, including several classrooms, staff offices and a common space with computers for students to gather.
Situated along the left bank of the Seine river, St Germain des Pres is an upscale neighborhood as well as an artistic hub, with some of the city's most prestigious museums, art dealers and small galleries. Once a spot for existentialist thinkers like Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, this area is linked to the historic center of French intellectualism. It is a wonderful base for students to explore and immerse themselves in the beauty and intrigue of Paris.
Francie Plough Seder
Francie Plough Seder is the on-site director and lecturer in French for the Trinity in Paris program. While studying French at Trinity, Francie spent her junior year in Paris. She received her M.A. in French studies from Middlebury College and returned to Paris in 1988, where she has lived and worked ever since.
Francie is one of the founding directors of the Trinity-in-Paris program. In 2006, she created our Buddy system, a program of linguistic and cultural exchanges with French students. Whether she is teaching interculturalism or French or directing, Francie emphasizes cross-cultural understanding in all aspects of the program.