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Mathilde DuBourg (HW 2004-2005), lives in Paris and works at the French Parliament

Mathilde's short time at Hordle Walhampton has had a lasting effect and assisted in her becoming a french civil servant.

Mathilde Dubourg
Mathilde Dubourg

Where do you live and how long have you lived there?

I've lived in Paris, France for the past 10 years, excluding two years I spent in the US three years ago.

What is your occupation and how did you get into it?

I work as a civil servant for the French Parliament. After a double degree in political science and in economics and mathematics and a few internships in various fields, I figured I wanted to have a meaningful job and work to improve public policies, so I decided to do Master in Public Administration and take the exams required to work for the French administration, which is exactly what I did, and I’m so glad I chose this path.

What did you learn at school that has helped you in life?

The time I spent at Hordle Walhampton has played a great role in my life, not only because I learned English, which then enabled me to study and work in English-speaking environments, but also because it helped me gain confidence and develop new fields of interest. The French education system is much more formal and offers fewer opportunities for creativity and activities outside the classroom.

Please share a favourite memory of your school days.

I spent only a few months at Horlde Walhampton school and loved everything about it! I was the only French person and couldn't really speak english at first, but everyone was so nice to me, that after a week I felt just like at home. I particularly enjoyed woodwork activities, riding, movie nights, weekend trips (going hiking, going to the water parks or to an amusement park, etc.)...the list could go on forever and I don't think I can pick one specific memory.

Who would you like to get in touch with/hear about? 

I would love to hear about all the girls who were boarding in the year 2004-2005!


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