MICEFA is an association created in 1985 that brings together 16 Universities in Paris and the region of Ile de France and over 60 North American partner Universities in both the United States and Canada. 

This association promotes cultural and scientific cooperation between France and Anglophone North America.  We work with Universities and their students to facilitate the exchange of students and the promotion of education abroad. 

Meet the MICEFA Team

In the office

Audrey Casabielhe

Program Assistant

Audrey has been working with MICEFA since 2013, she coordinates all the administrative aspects of a student’s arrival including the visa process, housing, banking, phone service and any other need a student might have.  Audrey brings a French touch to the office!

Dr. Jean-Marc Chamot

Dr. Chamot
Academic Director

Dr. Chamot has been a professor at the Université de Paris X Nanterre for many years.  As Academic Director of the MICEFA, he is here to help students adjust to the French system, give them tutoring and to advise them in their academic choices.  

Annika Godefroy

Annika Godefroy
Program Coordinator

Annika enjoys working in study abroad and is on her 7th year in the field.  She manages the French students going abroad, the Medical exchange program and the Summer Language & Culture program and Medical Program in Paris.  She joined MICEFA in 2017 and hopes to promote the association.

Leslie Greenhow

Student Affairs Coordinator

Leslie has worked in worked in international relations for 7 years.  Leslie works closely with the American and Canadian students on exchange in Paris.  She is there for any academic advising questions, day-to-day issues and international relations with new partners. 

Katia Nossenko-Hercberg

Language Coordinator

Katia has been working with MICEFA since 2009.  She organizes all of the French intensive sessions and activites, helps to guide students in their academics and provides academic tutoring and assistance.  Katia obtained her PhD from Paris Descartes Sorbonne in Linguistics.  

Members of the Board

Dr. Jacques Pothier


Dr. Pothier was elected president of MICEFA in 2014.  He was in the service of MICEFA since 2004 as the Secretary General.  He comes to MICEFA as a professor in English studies, specializing in American Studies at the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin and Sciences Po St Germain en Laye.  Dr. Pothier is a deputy director of the doctoral school in Humanities and Social Sciences at Université Paris-Saclay and serves on the advisory board of the Institut des Amériques. He has served on the board of the French Association for American Studies, the Euroean Association for American Studies.

Anne Masgnaux


Mrs. Masgnaux was elected treasurer of MICEFA in 2017.  She is Maître de conférence in the Management Sciences in the School of Management at Paris I-Sorbonne Panthéon.  She comes to MICEFA after a long career in Management in the French Aviation sector.  She obtained her Doctorat from IAE Caen in Management Science.  

Marie-Christine Pauwels

Marie-Christine Pauwels
Secretary General

Mrs. Pauwels came to MICEFA in 2014 when she was elected Secretary General.  She is a senior lecturer at the University of Paris Nanterre in the department of Foreign Languages where she specializes in American studies and does research on the consumer society, the American workplace, inequalities in capitalism, and entrepreneurship in the English-speaking world.