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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.

Over the past few years a number of new partnerships have been established on both sides of the Atlantic as the program continues to grow and flourish. For the summer of 2019 we are proud to have organized 31 internships with stipends for American and French students. We have inaugurated new partnerships with the Abbaye de Longues (Calvados), Château de By, Rosa Bonheur (Seine-et-Marne), and the Barnes Foundation (PA).


Prestigious Schools 

In France

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

 In the United States

  • Bard Graduate Center
  • Cornell University
  • Harvard University
  • Middlebury College
  • New York University
  • Princeton University
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Smith College
  • Tulane University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Florida
  • Yale University

Exceptional Host Institutions:

In France

Châteaux and Museums

In the United States

Historic Sites and Museums

  • Barnes Foundation (PA)
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (NY)
  • Fine Arts Museum 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)

Horticulture (France)

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

Horticulture (US)

  • Chicago Botanic Garden (IL)
  • Longwood Gardens (PA)
  • Magnolia Garden (SC)
  • Middleton Place (SC)
  • 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

For further information about FHS’ Educational Programs, please contact:

Samantha Kohli-Brisolier
Tel: (33) 1 40 70 07 57