From March 30th until April 1st 2016 IFALPES hosted the 26th Annual CCIS College Consortium for International Studies Conference “Strengthen Partnerships” in our charming city of Annecy. The goal of the CCIS Conference was to strengthen partnerships, discuss the development of the international student exchanges.
Annecy is a peaceful town situated high in the French Alps in the Haute-Savoie region. It is a destination that regularly attracts many visitors from around the world, making it a wonderful location to host the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) Conference this year.
This 16th July, as part of “Les Noctibules” festival d’Arts de rue, even Annecy in Haute-Savoie, celebrates Holi, the famous festival of colours which have its origins in the country where I’m from, India.
To me, especially in this period of time, it’s not surprising to see how much Holi or ‘Phagwah’, the most colourful festival originally only celebrated by the followers of the Vedic Religion, has taken ground in countries with such opposite religious backgrounds to India, such as France within the Noctibules Festival in Annecy.