• A la une,  Actualités,  Courrier International

    15 things one should know about Latvia

    There are not many Latvians in Sciences Po. At least not in the bachelor courses and not in Paris. At least not that I know of. During my first month here, many students that I meet have asked me endless questions about the country where I come from – what language do we speak, what’s our religion, what’s our history and why should people recognize us. If you ever meet me or any other Latvian, be prepared and know these facts about Latvia in advance! 1. The middle one of the three Baltic countries As many of you already know,…

  • A la une,  Actualités,  Tribunes

    Opinion column – Sciences Po exchange students, let’s reinvent travelling!

    What do you, as a Sciences Po exchange student, see if you scroll through your social media feeds? Instagram stories of the weekend’s latest city getaway. And what seems to be the most popular distraction during the less exciting lectures? Chasing cheap flight tickets on Skyscanner, or looking up “Top 10 Things to Do in Budapest”. Air travel is representing a larger and larger share of the rich population’s carbon footprint, and with the 1.5-degree climate goal getting more and more out of reach, something seems clear to us. We need to challenge our generation’s unhealthy obsession with traveling, which…

  • Vie du campus

    Comings and Goings

    “I’d love to go to California,” a French classmate confided to me one Friday afternoon, over coffee at Le Basile. It was a few days before D-Day—February 13—when all Sciences Po second-years would learn which university they’d be shipped off to for their third year abroad. “But it’s always possible for the results to be released a bit before,” she added, gripping her mug in feigned nonchalance. As far as I could tell, it was a weekend defined by the anxious exchanging of rumors and by the feverish refreshing of emails. Though I had only second-hand knowledge of the process,…

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    A-t-on oublié la circulaire Guéant ?

    Bonne question. Il est vrai qu’à part la crise de fin octobre, quand l’UNEF a organisé une rencontre avec les représentants des étudiants étrangers et que Laurent Wauquiez a bien précisé (à voir sur mctv) qu’on ne retirerait pas la circulaire, on a finalement assez peu entendu parler de ce serrage de vis qui empêche des milliers d’étudiants de se faire embaucher à la sortie de leurs études – diplôme français – à cause de leurs origines – étrangères -. A moins bien sur d’être resté branché 24/24 sur les fils d’info du pouvoir et de ses critiques. Entendons-nous bien,…

  • Vie du campus

    Tragedy hits Sciences Po Community

    Sciences Po is a conglomerate of 60 nationalites, coming from 130 different countries, speaking more than 17 languages. We are literally a community open to the world, where students come and leave pieces of their culture within the walls of 27 St Guillaume and in return, Sciences Po sends their brightest to leave footprints across the world. Sciences Po becomes our home, and we become family. We never imagine on our year abroad, for most of us the year of our lives, that something as tragic as an apartment fire can take it all away. Parents don’t ever expect that…