French Immersion & Cultural Campus
The Sur Les Deux Bayous program is now officially Saint Luc!
Saint Luc is an educational and cultural organization designed to perpetuate the rich Louisiana heritage that has seeded day-to-day life in bilingual Arnaudville, Louisiana and the neighboring communities of Acadiana. As a non-profit entity with a Board of Directors and a dynamic group of community partners and volunteers, Saint Luc provides visitors and community alike with French immersive experiences in the realms of culture, economy, education and the environment. It encourages charitable actions and provides a nurturing environment for new initiatives.
Saint Luc organizes both long-term residential and short-term adult French immersion activities, as well as events on such topics as cultural economy, environmental preservation and restoration, genealogy, and cultural conservation.
Since its first program in 2013, Saint Luc has welcomed groups from Louisiana State University, University of Minnesota, New York University, Indiana University, University of Arkansas, and others.
The Future of Saint Luc
Saint Luc is acquiring a physical space of its own -- the Saint Luc French Immersion and Cultural Campus in Arnaudville. The physical plant will facilitate the coming together of people to learn, exchange ideas, and collaborate. The campus will house a conference room, classroom space, residential quarters for program participants, office space, a commercial kitchen, an archive room, and additional offices for business tenants. All activities of Saint Luc previously held at NuNu Arts and Culture Collective will begin migrating to the Saint Luc Campus in early 2020.
The Saint Luc campus will be an ideal place for continuing its offerings of French immersion experiences, educational classes, business meetings, and cultural exchanges. Metaphorically the Saint Luc French Immersion and Cultural Campus, in its convergence of ideas and cultures, reflects the confluence of the two bayous in its town once known as La Jonction.
If you want to help establish the Saint Luc French Immersion and Cultural Campus, please click on the Make a Donation tab to learn more.