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Experience US Culture

Welcome to Rochambeau, the French International School!

An essential part of your experience in the United States will be taking part in the life of the community around you.  Your teaching at Rochambeau, the is very important, but it is also important that you occasionally step out of the classroom.

Meeting people, participating in activities, and exploring the history and culture of your temporary United States home will enrich your stay and allow you to gain a deeper understanding of American culture. The people you come in contact with may also want to learn about your culture, as well as your country’s history, and maybe even your language. These conversations may lead to friendships, and friends will make your experience here more enjoyable, so don’t be shy.

The following web pages will help guide you on a discovery of the many opportunities for recreation, education, social and cultural activities, local excursions and entertainment offered by Rochambeau and outside organizations. The School’s orientation for new international employees and their families is offered annually at the Back-to-School program including cultural and diversity awareness programs. Perhaps you will choose one of the excursions or activities organized by the Advancement Department.  In springtime, be sure to coordinate with your family, and friends to participate in Spring Fair, Rochambeau’s international festival.

Whether you have a free hour or a whole afternoon, the opportunity to discover new things is just steps away. You are sure to find worthwhile activities based on your own interests: history, music, fine arts, movies, food, architecture, sports or something else.

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 Useful Links

Whether you have a free hour or a whole afternoon, the opportunity to discover new things is just steps away. You are sure to find worthwhile activities based on your own interests: history, music, fine arts, movies, food, architecture, sports or something else.

The links also provide information about attractions and things to do in Washington, DC, the nation’s capital.  Find information on the Smithsonian, the National Mallmuseumsmonumentsgovernment buildings, sightseeing tours, national landmarks, special events, and much more. Find information for things to do in the Washington, DC area including the suburbs of Maryland and Virginia.

Perhaps you have a little more time and can spend a weekend exploring the national parks, monuments and trails of the metropolitan Washington, DC area. Whatever your schedule or budget allows, you will find something on these pages that interests you.

If you would like to join the Rochambeau Community, we will be happy to welcome you. Come and be part of the adventure!