International Webinars

France: Update on Upper Secondary Education

September 19, 2023

September 19, 2023 | 11:00 am -12:15 pm ET

Representatives from the Ministère de l’Éducation nationale (Ministry of National Education) in France will share updates on two recent developments that include: Baccalauréat de spécialités which replaced the Baccalauréat’s former L, S, and ES subject streams séries since 2021, and Baccalauréat Français International version américaine (BFI), which has replaced the Option Internationale duBaccalauréat (OIB) and will produce its first graduates in 2024.  The Baccalauréat de spécialités represents a substantial evolution for France’s flagship Secondary Education Diploma, and is now fully operational in France and abroad. The BFI is introduced as the French international baccalaureate. 

*the panel may be expanded to include additional panelists.

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    Julia Funaki portrait

    Julia Funaki

    Director, International, AACRAO

    headshot of Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert

    Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert

    IESC, Chair & Founder, President and CEO of ACEI

    headshot of Emily Tse

    Emily Tse

    Senior Director of Knowledge Management at CGFNS International

    Headshot of David Mihalyi.

    David Mihalyi

    Associate Director, International, AACRAO


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    Mr. Olivier Boasson

    Head of the French schools department (USA and Canada), French Embassy US, Washington D.C.

    Mrs. Isabelle Leguy

    General Inspector for Education, Sport and Research, Ministère de l’Education Nationale

    Mrs. Françoise Parillaud

    General Inspector for Education, Sport and Research, Ministère de l’Education Nationale

    Mr. Jérémie Bourdon

    Deputy Head & Director of Secondary of Lycée Français de New York (LNFY)

    Nathalie Nikitenko

    Delegate for European and International Relations and for Cooperation

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    Isabelle Polizzi

    Pedagogical inspector at the AEFE