Training Tomorrow’s Leaders in Preservation

Over the years, we have developed partnerships with prestigious schools and universities in both countries.

Education has always been a primary focus. It is essential to allow students to experience cultural treasures through hands-on internships that help preserve historic châteaux, plantations and gardens or through working in museums and cultural institutions that train the professionals of tomorrow. Our Educational Program gives American and French students from prestigious schools institutions the opportunity to develop cultural exchanges and have valuable professional experiences in the fields of architecture, cultural management, art history, preservation and horticulture.

In the summer 2016 we are proud to have organized 32 internships with stipends to American and French students. We have a new partnership with  the the prestigious Ecole Nationale des Chartres, which trains archivists for museums, archives and reseach. Our new host institutions this year are Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, the Musée de la Dentelle (Lace Museum) in Chantilly and the Musée Sandelin  in Saint-Omer (Pas-de-Calais).


Prestigious Schools :

FHS_logo_01_original In France

  • Ecole du Louvre
  • Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Paysage de Versailles
  • Institut National du Patrimoine
  • Ecole Nationale des Chartres

 FHS_logo_01_original In the United States

  • Bard Graduate Center
  • Cornell University
  • Harvard University
  • Middlebury College
  • New York University
  • Princeton University
  • Smith College
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Florida
  • Yale University

Exceptional Host Institutions:

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  • Châteaux and Museums
  • Château de Chantilly (Oise)
  • Château de Fontainebleau (Seine-et-Marne)
  • Château de Gizeux (Indre-et-Loire)
  • Château de Montréal (Lot)
  • Château de Verteuil (Charentes)
  • Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris)
  • Musée Carnavalet (Paris)
  • Musée de la Dentelle (Chantilly)
  • Musée Galliera (Paris)
  • Musée du Louvre (Paris)
  • Musée Picasso (Paris)
  • Musée Sandelin (Saint-Omer)

FHS_logo_01_original In the United States

  • Historic Sites and Museums
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (NY)
  • Fine Arts Musuem of Boston (MA)
  • Historic New England (MA)
  • Historic New Orleans Collection (LA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  • Laura Plantation (LA)
  • Louisiana State Museum (LA)
  • Lyndhurst (NY)
  • Preservation Society of Newport (RI)
  • World War II Museum (LA)

FHS_logo_01_original Horticulture (France)

  • Château d’Acquigny (Eure)
  • Château de Brécy (Calvados)
  • Château de La Bourdaisière (Indre-et-Loire)
  • Château de Sasnières (Indre-et-Loire)
  • Château de Valmer (Indre-et-Loire)
  • Château de Vauville (Cotentin)
  • Potager du Roi (Yvelines)

FHS_logo_01_original Horticulture (US)

  • Chicago Botanic Garden (IL)
  • Magnolia Garden (SC)
  • Middleton Place (SC)
  • Old Westbury Garden (NY)
  • Saint Anthony’s Garden (LA)


The Alumni Group of the Student Exchange Program was created to form an educational, and soon, professional network between the US and France in the field of heritage preservation, art history, etc.

Alumni of French Heritage Society Student Exchange Program

Career Opportunities Open Up for Intern

     Agathe Albi Gervy, from the Ecole du Louvre, interned at Historic New England in Boston

For further information about FHS’ educational programs and/or to submit an application, please contact:

Caroline Giboulet
Tel: (33) 1 40 70 07 57