Sarah Goldstein ’08
French and International Studies Double Major

Sarah Goldstein is a senior majoring in both International Studies and French. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Sarah chose to add French to her course of study as a way to become fluent in her country’s second official language and knowledgeable about a part of Canada’s past. Sarah was able to apply her study of the French language in “reality” when she spent fall semester of her junior year in Grenoble, France, with Swarthmore College. There, she lived with a host family that spoke no English, and studied 20th century French literature, the European Union, and French history. She has also been able to apply her oral French skills during her summers when working with Statistics Canada on the Census 2006 (serving as a bilingual census enumerator) and with Whistler Blackcomb in her new hometown of Whistler, British Columbia, where she encountered many tourists (and co-workers) from France. This year, Sarah is working with the French and Italian Department to update and reprogram their website, making it user-friendly and helpful for her fellow students. After graduation, Sarah hopes to pursue a career in publishing, federal intelligence, or teaching.

Sasha Kenyon ’08
French and International Studies Double Major, Administrative Science Minor

Sasha is a senior majoring in both French and International Studies and minoring in Administrative Science. She had an amazing time spending her junior year in Paris where she studied politics and business at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po). This past summer Sasha was fortunate enough to combine her interests in finance and French while interning at Merrill Lynch’s Foreign Office in New York. She hopes to be able to continue this combination in her future endeavors.

Charlotte-Morse Fortier ’08
French and Psychology Double Major

My name is Charlotte Morse-Fortier, and I am a senior French and Psychology double major. I love traveling and speaking French. My sophomore JanPlan I went to Senegal, which was amazing, and I spent last fall in beautiful Grenoble, France. At Colby, I work in the social and perception action labs, and I play frisbee. I am not sure yet what I will be doing after I leave Colby, but I hope to work and live abroad for a while, and use my French!

Kristin Weigle ’08
French and History Double Major

I’m a double History and French major, and I’m so happy to be back at Colby after spending my junior year in Paris through Hamilton College. I tried to take advantage as much as possible of study abroad programs since continuing French Studies in college. I spent two of Colby’s JanPlans in Dijon and Senegal, a summer in Avignon through Bryn Mawr College, and, most recently, my junior year in Paris. Each program was an incredible experience in its own way. I was fortunate enough to live with host families, which allowed me to practice my French as well as experience French and Senegalese culture first hand. French and my travels abroad will help to pave my path back to France after graduation. I hope either to teach abroad, to continue my studies, or work for an international organization. Either way, I will always have wonderful memories of my time abroad!