Campus France holds a Seminar at the University of Ghana
Campus France Ghana hosted about 160 people at the Maison Française for the first seminar of the year 2017, towards a language mobility program for students of the French department at the University of Ghana.
It is yet another calendar year and as usual Campus France Ghana with support from the French embassy has outlined a variety of programmes to help students in their various academic pursuits. In this vein, the first of a series of seminars aimed at preparing university students for this 2017 edition of the Year Abroad program, took place on Friday, the 3rd of February, 2017 at the Maison Française located on the University of Ghana campus.
The annual year-long language immersion program has become one of the major highlights of the activities of Campus France Ghana, as it has led to an immense contribution to the development of the learning of the French language in Ghana. Each year, many students from various Ghanaian universities make the trip to over 12 different destinations in France, aided by this agency.
This year, a new and restructured version of the program has been put in place for students of the University of Ghana, and thus, the Head of Department, Professor Yennah, was available to shed more light on these changes for the benefit of an audience made up of students and parents alike. He also took the opportunity to stress on the benefits of the Year Abroad program and gave some useful tips on how language proficiency can quickly be acquired.
During a brief exposé on the opportunities available to study for a year in Benin, Dr. Sewoenam Chachu, a lecturer at the French Department, encouraged students to make the best use of this opportunity to improve their language skills. This in the long run will make their investment worthwhile.
Daniel Doe, the Coordinator for Campus France Ghana, then took his turn to deliver a very comprehensive presentation on a host of opportunities opened to students who would like to spend their period of immersion in France. He also briefed them on the modalities that were involved: beginning from the choice of universities, right to the provisions made for smooth visa processing at the French embassy and many more. He touched on every salient stage of what he described as “the year-abroad journey”.
There was a question-and-answer session thereafter and many concerns, especially those of the parents were addressed. It was a successful event which ensured that the audience left satisfied. There is no doubt that students will be looking forward to the next seminar with eager anticipation, as they prepare to study in France.