The France Chapter of Boston College consists of over 190 alumni. Events typically take place within the city of Paris, and consist of social, networking, and service opportunities.
The Chapter is currently looking for volunteers to help plan and coordinate future events. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the Chapters team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Your Chapter Leaders
Mykal Dortch '06
Lives in: Paris, France
Major: Information Systems / Operations
Occupation: Information Technology
Favorite BC Memory: As a prospective student, the admissions rep walked me down to alumni stadium and let me walk out onto the field. There was something magical about the experience for me and I knew, standing near the endzone, that I would attend BC.
Why I got involved: Having experienced the hurdles and challenges of being new to France, I wanted to help others transition gracefully here as well. It’s also nice having a small community of people around that get my random boston references and american pop culture.
What are your local favorites in your city?: Did you know there are around 130 museums in Paris? I’ve been to many of them, but my favorite for its interactive exhibits, kid friendly atmosphere and historical context has to be the Museum of Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint Museum). If you’re hungry, I recommend Le Petit Canard in the 9th district for it’s whimsical use of ducks in the decor, but also in nearly every dish.
Chapter Highlight: We like to see ourselves as the torchbearer for BC in the city of light. Feel free to come out to any events, even if you’re visiting for just a short stay. We’d be glad to welcome you!
Fun Fact: I landed my first job in France without speaking french. We just drew pictures and diagrams for 2+ hours. Afterwards, I became known as the “le dessinateur américain”, or “the American cartoonist”
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