July will be marked by the arrival of a new Deputy Cultural Attaché at the Consulate, Ms. Clementine Bernon. Along with Carole Scipion, Cultural Attaché, Ms. Bernon will aim to strengthen cooperation between French and American educational institutions and universities in the South-eastern United States and, in general will promote the French language.
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After a preparatory year studying humanities from 2001-2003, Clementine Bernon studied for a year at Humboldt University in Berlin in 2005, obtaining a master’s in international communication in 2007, with a minor in German Literature and Civilization.
Wishing to specialize in cultural communication, she completed an internship in internal communication at the cultural television channel, ARTE. Her time in Germany fueled her desire to discover new cultures and improve her language skills, so she went to Australia in 2008 where she worked in a bookstore in Sydney.
From 2009-2010, Clementine Bernon worked as the deputy communication officer at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Lyon, and was then in charge of international cooperation at the International Relations Department of the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1.
On July 15, 2010, she will join Carole Scipion at the Consulate General of France in Atlanta as the Deputy cultural attaché, responsible for linguistic and educational cooperation.