The IES Abroad Nantes Center kicked off its 50th anniversary celebration with alumni, current students, and staff at the inaugural IES Abroad Reunion Weekend held in Nantes from April 25-27.
More than 40 IES Abroad Nantes alumni—spanning all five decades—and their guests were welcomed by IES Abroad’s Board Chair Ezio Vergani, Nantes Center Director Thibaut de Berranger, and other staff.
During the three-day weekend, alumni enjoyed a variety of cultural activities, including a day trip to Clisson for a tasting at a Muscadet winery, a historical walking tour of Nantes, and a theatrical performance by IES Abroad students at “Salle Semaphore.”
The highlight of the weekend was the 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Center where alumni had the opportunity to take a “French class” again and reunite with their host families, many who they hadn’t seen since they were students. You can see photos from the inaugural Nantes Reunion Weekend here.
More IES Abroad Alumni Reunion Weekends are being planned for 2015 at the Centers below.
- Paris: June 19-21, 2015
- Freiburg/EU: October 2-4, 2015
- Vienna: October 9-11, 2015
For more information on IES Abroad Reunion Weekends, contact Jennifer Jerzyk (Nantes, 1981) at jjerzyk@IESabroad.org.