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French Immersion & Cultural Campus

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For Immediate Release

11/01/2023

Saint Luc French Immersion Project Plans to Continue

Saint Luc French Immersion project found its second wind! 

Arnaudville, LA— 11/01/2023 — In recent weeks, it was announced that the Saint Luc French immersion project would be discontinued.  Board members and project supporters saw few, if any options due to unanticipated challenges and obstacles.  In response to the announcement, concerned and passionate advocates for its mission came forward, and with effective brainstorming, viable options emerged that could save the initiative, keeping the dream alive.  According to Board President, Amanda LaFleur, new board members were added to the non-profit, and together with its charter members, formed a Development Exploration Committee tasked with taking actions needed to develop, and then recommend a plan that will enable the Saint Luc project to resume and flourish. 

“This project has been a dream of so many in our community, and so much time and energy has been given to see it succeed,” said Mavis Frugé, a driving force behind the project.

Many learners from all over the country have already benefited from Saint Luc French Immersion.  Local artists and those who advocate for the preservation of the French culture and heritage, provide visitors from across the country opportunities for a true French immersion experience in Arnaudville.

“We are seeking new board members to join our efforts, or anyone interested to become engaged with our mission”, stated LaFleur.  “They can call 337-781-7708 or email stlucimmersion@gmail.com.”

 

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, the arts, education and the environment.  It encourages charitable actions and provides a nurturing environment for new initiatives.

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For more information, press only:

Amanda LaFleur, President

337-781-7708

stlucimmersion@gmail.com

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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, the arts, education and the environment.  It encourages charitable actions and provides a nurturing environment for new initiatives. 

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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, and others.

The Future of Saint Luc

Saint Luc has acquired 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, a library, and several rooms housing a textile department for traditional crafts, such as spinning and weaving, crocheting, quilting, tatting, embroidery, etc.  

The Saint Luc campus will be an ideal place for continuing its offerings of French immersion experiences, educational classes, business meetings, and cultural exchanges.  

 

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.

Note: Saint Luc is a registered 501c3 non-profit.

Learn more than a language...!

Special thanks to the Rotary Club of Opelousas Sunrise/Saint Luc Satellite Club for sponsoring our events.

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