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French Expat Community in Asia in 2022: Key Figures & Trends

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The French are reputed to be one of the most inclined to settle outside the borders of their own country. And at l’Atelier An Phu, we can’t say otherwise! Since 2010, we have seen hundreds and hundreds of French students of all ages pass through our walls, engaging in our activities, learning new languages, preparing…

The influence of French on Vietnamese language

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Languages are often the privileged witnesses of the cultural melting pot that shapes a country. Thus, the French language multiplies its legacies: from Latin to Greek through Arabic or even English. Conversely, the language of Molière also influenced foreign languages, this being due in particular to French colonialism but not only. Cultural exchanges leave traces…

All about the French colonial architecture in Saigon

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With the arrival of the French in the 1860s, the face of the city of Saigon was irretrievably marked by the colonial architecture, with a surprising number of european building for an Asian city Today, the Atelier offers you a trip back in time to trace the history of the most beautiful French colonial buildings…

Study in France after Vietnam

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Why study in France? Many Vietnamese students choose France to do their higher education. Currently, there are 7000 Vietnamese students in France. In 2018, 1700 new students joined France. Why this attraction to France? The reasons are not lacking. The French higher education system is one of the best and most accessible in the world. France offers…

International Schools in Saigon D2

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District 2 of Ho Chi Minh City is renowned for hosting a large part of the expatriate population of the city and is thus well endowed with international schools. Indeed, among the 30 or so International Schools in Saigon, a good third are located in District 2. Those institutions often offer great facilities, shuttle services, as well…