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La Rochelle Education Group, a higher education group to which the Institut d’Études Françaises is attached, is evolving and changing its identity to become the Excelia! Consisting of 5 schools, Excelia Business School, Excelia Tourism and Hospitality School, Excelia Digital School, Excelia Executive Educative, and finally, Excelia Academy, to which the I.E.F. belongs, Excelia aims to strengthen its visibility and attractiveness on a national and international level.
Seeing bigger and looking far away is the new philosophy of the group!


Logo Excelia Academie


At the end of February, Hermione’s replica, the famous frigate of LaFayette, left La Rochelle for a 4 months travel. Onboard, a hundred young francophone sailors come from all around the world. This trip symbolizes France’s support for US insurgents during the War of Independence. More pictures and more details on this article from  “France Inter.”



On Tuesday, March 20th, the whole Institut d’Études Françaises celebrated the international Francophonie day! Our students discovered dances, songs, music, gastronomies, and cultures from other French-speaking countries: a day to remember!