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CHEC's World Cultures Catalyst Program hosts French Ambassador on Europe Day

In what has become an annual tradition, European Union Ambassadors and other senior diplomats celebrated Europe Day on May 9, by becoming teachers for a day at public and private high schools in the District, Maryland and Virginia.  French Ambassador Pierre Vimont delivered an interactive and captivating speech on the role of the European Union in the world and discussed its relationship with the United States.  

As part of Europe Day, ambassadors and senior diplomats from the Embassies of the 27 Member States of the European Union and from the European Union Delegation to the United States brought Europe to the classroom by talking to high school students about the European Union at public and private area schools.

The Catalyst World Cultures program at CHEC is a DCPS initiative designed to instill a deeper understanding among students of world languages, cultures and attitudes that are indispensable to becoming a global citizen. With today’s ever-increasing diversity in the classroom, workplace, and community, it is crucial that students gain a deep understanding of the cultural background of their fellow classmates and learn respect for diverse cultures.

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