The Consulate General of France in Atlanta. Established in 1989, the Consulate General of France in Atlanta is the French diplomatic outpost to the South-eastern United States, serving the six states of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The role of the consulate is to serve the interests of France and the French people as well as to build bridges with the region where it is located. As such, it has an office of cultural services that promotes cultural and educational cooperation as well as a scientific office that focuses on supporting scientific exchanges. For more information : www.consulfrance-atlanta.org.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Founded in 1885, the Georgia Institute of Technology is a public, coeducational research university in Atlanta, Georgia. It has satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia ; Metz, France ; Athlone, Ireland ; Shanghai, China ; and Singapore. Georgia Tech is organized into six colleges and contains about 31 departments/units, with a strong emphasis on science and technology. It is most recognized for its degree programs in engineering, computing, and the sciences, but also offers degrees in architecture, liberal arts, and management. For more information : www.gatech.edu.
Georgia Tech – Lorraine. Georgia Tech-Lorraine (GTL) was established as Georgia Tech’s first international campus in 1990 in Metz, France. A highly innovative institution offering year-round undergraduate, Masters and PhD programs, GTL is also home to a strong sponsored research program in key technological areas. Students can gain valuable research experience and graduate education in the Unité Mixte Internationale (UMI), an international joint laboratory between Georgia Tech and the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). In today’s global economy, Georgia Tech-Lorraine plays a determining role in fulfilling one of the goals of the Institute as stated in its strategic plan: “Georgia Tech must prepare our students for lifelong engagement within an international setting. A Georgia Tech education must import a greater awareness and appreciation of broader differences in language, culture, and custom”. For more information : www.georgiatech-metz.fr.
Local partnering institutions
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE’s community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives. For more information : http://www.care.org.
The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering. Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, the Atlanta-based Center has helped to improve the quality of life for people in more than 70 countries. Led by the Carters and an independent board of trustees, the Center’s staff wage peace, fight disease, and build hope by both engaging with those at the highest levels of government and working side by side with poor and often forgotten people. For more information : www.cartercenter.org.
The City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) was established in 1974 to encourage and support Atlanta’s cultural resources. The initial mission was to solidify the role that arts and other cultural resources play in defining and enhancing the social fabric and quality of life of Atlanta citizens and visitors. For more information : http://www.ocaatlanta.com
Emory University, one of the world’s leading research universities, is recognized internationally as an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged, and diverse community whose members work collaboratively for positive transformation in the world through courageous leadership in teaching, research, scholarship, health care, and social action. The University consists of an outstanding liberal arts college, highly ranked professional schools, and one of the larger and more comprehensive healthcare systems in the Southeast. Its mission is to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity. For more information : http://www.emory.edu/
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) plans, manages and mobilizes state resources to attract new business investment to Georgia, drive the expansion of existing industry and small business, locate new markets for Georgia products, inspire tourists to visit Georgia and promote the state as a top destination for arts events and film, music and digital entertainment projects. For more information : http://www.georgia.org
GloATL was launched in 2009 by choreographer Lauri Stallings and production specialist Richard Carvlin. Based in Atlanta, glo fosters social interaction through dance, used as a collaborative platform of contemporary experience. Several artistic shows are organized throughout the Atlanta area; among them, Civic Actions aim at inciting movements of compassion and revitalization across the American South. For more information: http://www.gloatl.org/
Invest Atlanta is the official economic development authority for the City of Atlanta. Its purpose is to strengthen Atlanta’s economy and global competitiveness in order to create increased opportunity and prosperity for the people of Atlanta: https://www.investatlanta.com/
The Peace Corps sends the best and brightest Americans abroad on behalf of the United States to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Volunteers work at the grassroots level to develop sustainable solutions that address challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development. Through their service, volunteers gain a unique cultural understanding and a life-long commitment to service that positions them to succeed in today’s global economy. Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, nearly 220,000 Americans of all ages have served in 140 countries worldwide. For more information : www.peacecorps.gov
The National Science Foundation is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…” NSF is vital because it supports basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future. With an annual budget of $7.5 billion (FY 2016), NSF is the funding source for approximately 24 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing. For more information : https://www.nsf.gov/
The National Center for Scientific Research, or CNRS, is a public organization under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Education and Research. Founded in 1939, the CNRS aims to carry out all research capable of advancing knowledge and bringing social, cultural, and economic benefits for society, to contribute to the promotion and application of research results, to support research training and to develop scientific information. For more information : http://www.cnrs.fr/index.php
Handicap International, headquartered in Lyon, France, aims to help people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations living in conflict and disaster zones and in situations of exclusion and of extreme poverty. Staff and volunteers work on hundreds of projects worldwide that support programs in 57 countries. For more information :http://www.handicap-international.us/
L’Institut Français is a public organization under the tutelage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that promotes French cultural events around the world. For more information : http://www.institutfrancais.com/en
Médecins du Monde is an independent international movement of campaigning activists who provide care, bear witness and support social change. Through their 355 innovative medical programmes and evidence-based advocacy initiatives, they enable excluded individuals and their communities to access health and fight for universal access to healthcare. For more information : http://www.medecinsdumonde.org/en
The City of Toulouse is the fourth largest city in France and is one of the biggest economic and cultural centers in southwestern France. The European capital of aeronautical engineering, the “Pink City” is home to the global headquarters of Airbus Group, multiple satellite research programs, and the only French tech cluster devoted to cancer research and treatment. For more information : http://www.toulouse.fr/
Toulouse Métropole is an intercommunal structure located in the southwest of France. The Metropole was created in 2015 and aims at supporting various projects likely to foster the attractivity and competitiveness of its urban center. For more information : http://www.toulouse-metropole.fr/en/
L’Institut Pasteur et le Réseau International des Instituts Pasteur were founded in 1887 by Louis Pasteur in Paris. the Institut Pasteur is an international biomedical research center whose missions are: research, education, public health, innovation and technology transfer. It is particularly well-known in the field of infectious diseases, microbiology and immunology. Since its inception, 10 researchers have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine.The international network of Pasteur institutes brings together 33 institutions in 26 countries united by common Pasteurian values and missions, according to local specificities. Located in the heart of the endemic areas, this network has demonstrated in particular in recent years its capacity to respond to major global health crises. For more information : https://www.pasteur.fr/en
Alliance Française in Atlanta, a member-supported 501c3 non-profit organization, is the French-American Cultural Center serving the Atlanta community as the premiere provider of French language and culture since 1912. They offer French language studies and cultural exchange programs promoting French culture representing France and 50 Francophone countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. They also provide French language classes for all levels and cultural programs in the form of art exhibits, lectures, concerts, movies, trips to French-speaking countries and more. They are committed to education and cultural outreach to communities in and around Atlanta and fostering cross-cultural understanding. For more information : www.afatl.com.
Association Ensemble gathers parents whose children are enrolled in the French Department of the Atlanta International School (AIS). This organization’s goal is to foster and develop the French section at AIS, promoting academic excellence, the French language as well as cultural and social activities. For more information : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Atlanta-Accueil is an organization gathering more than one hundred members of the French community in Metro Atlanta. Its goal is to welcome and help French citizens in their expatriate experience, especially newcomers. They organize many activities to help members of the French community discover the city and its surroundings, and also helps individuals and families having difficulties. For more information : www.atlanta-accueil.org.
The Atlanta-Toulouse Sister Cities Committee operates under the umbrella of Sister Cities International. Atlanta began its official sister city relationship with Toulouse on December 17, 1974, when then Mayor Maynard Jackson signed a proclamation declaring Toulouse one of Atlanta’s official sister cities. ATSSC aims at promoting friendship and build personal and business relationships between the citizens of Toulouse, France, and Atlanta. For more information : www.atlantatoulouse.org/.
Ecole du Samedi aims at serving the needs of Francophiles and Francophones in the Atlanta area by providing a quality education in the French language for children age 18 months to 12 years. A non-profit organization, Ecole du Samedi offers courses that enrich and challenge children of all proficiency levels from beginner to native because they include language instruction as well as cultural and civilization components that draw from all subject disciplines: Fore more information : http://www.frenchschoolatlanta.org
Francophonie Atlanta in a non-profit organization promoting the French language and Francophone culture by collaborating with French-speaking countries consulates and francophone organizations. Francophonie Atlanta encourages awareness of the diversity of francophone cultures by organizing each year the Atlanta Francophonie Festival. For more information : http://www.francophonieatlanta.org/
The French American Chamber of Commerce – Southeast Chapter is a bi-national, non-profit organization that seeks to contribute to the development and improvement of economic, commercial and financial relations between France and the Southeastern Untied States. They encourage sales of goods and services between both countries and promote better international understanding. They also provide information about the economy and business environments to French and American enterprises to help promote investment from commercial and industrial enterprises of each country in the other. They facilitate the interaction among members to foster advantageous economic, commercial and financial relationships between France and the United States of America. For more information : www.facc-atlanta.com.
French Heritage Society (FHS) was founded in 1982 to help preserve the architectural patrimony of France and the French legacy in America. It is an American non-profit organization that fulfills its mission in both countries by providing restoration grants, educational programs and exchanges, cultural travel opportunities, commemoration of events that have marked French-American history, and emergency intervention in response to natural disasters. For more information : www.frenchheritagesociety.org.
The French-American Cultural Exchange (FACE) Foundation is an American nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting French-American relations through innovative cultural and educational projects.
In partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, FACE Foundation promotes artistic, literary and educational exchange and collaboration between creative professionals from both countries. For more information : http://face-foundation.org/
Théâtre du Rêve. As Atlanta’s unique French-language theatre company, Le Théâtre du Rêve’s mission is to bring the language and cultures of the French-speaking world to life on the American stage. They strive to create a true dialogue between American and French-speaking artists. For more information : www.theatredureve.com.