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Audubon Charter School Hosts French Pen Pals from Orleans, France through February 16

Date: February 13th, 2023
Audubon Charter School

Audubon Charter School Hosts French Pen Pals 

from Orleans, France through February 16

French immersion school welcomes twenty-two 8th graders 

from sister-school Saint Charles Middle as part of exchange program

WHAT: As part of its accredited French immersion program, Audubon Charter School is hosting 22 French 8th grade pen-pals from its sister school in Orleans, France. Saint Charles Middle School became Audubon’s sister school in 2018, the year New Orleans became the sister city of Orleans, France. Introduced by the French Consulate,  this is the third time Audubon has organized an in-person exchange. During Covid, the field trips were ongoing but virtual. On May 15, Audubon French immersion students will be going to Orleans for a reciprocal visit. The French students will join Audubon students on many activities including a tour of Laura Plantation, field trip to Turtle Cove, beignets and French Quarter treasure hunt/tour, Preservation Hall performance, Monde Creole Tour in French and a ride on the Steamboat Natchez. 

WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, 8am – 7:30pm*

French students regular school day 8am-2pm

French students meet in library 2:05 pm

Student potluck and school performances 6-7:30 pm

*Suggested media opportunity, please email or call Heather Harper at or (504) 289-09499 if you would like cover. 

WHERE: Audubon Charter School, Live Oak Campus, 3128 Constance St., New Orleans, LA 70115

Other activities include:

  • Thursday, February 9   Laura plantation tour in French 

9:30 AM – 12:30PM 

  • Friday, February 10       Field trip to Turtle Cove and boat tour option in Akers, LA

8:15am –  2PM

  • Monday, February 13     Beignets and French Quarter Treasure hunt and tour, and Preservation Hall Jazz concert

8:30am – 2:30pm

  • Wednesday, February 15   Monde Creole Tour in French and Steamboat Natchez 

8:30AM to 1:30PM 

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