French Studies Majors at Colby College have a wide variety of choices when it comes to selecting a destination to complete their required semester(s) abroad; while many students choose to study in Paris or other cities in France, others opt for countries like Senegal, Madagascar, and Cameroon. Additionally, some students take advantage of Colby’s program in Dijon either during JanPlan or in the fall of their freshman year as a supplement to their junior experience abroad. Listed below are the Department’s current French Studies Majors and their chosen study abroad destinations. A list of past locations of graduates is also included.

STUDY ABROAD DESTINATIONS

Living and Studying Abroad: students’ pictures

  • OCS in Madagascar 2017: “Everyone says their abroad experience changes them, but my abroad experience in Madagascar was truly different and unbelievably special. It without a doubt was life changing, but in totally different ways than I expected. I travelled from south to north through the county and saw some of the most drastic landscapes in the process. I lived with 3 different host families through the semester and I was brought into the unique Malagasy way of life. And of course, I hung out with some lemurs! Madagascar was the adventure of a lifetime that I wouldn’t change for anything.” ~Lily Wain 2019

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  • Hamilton in France 2017: “Studying in Paris is a wonderful choice for those students seeking the full French experience. The museums, restaurants, cafés, and activities give students access to different aspects of French culture. The Hamilton program has well established relationships with universities and host families across the city, which allows students to fully immerse themselves in the language throughout their semester or year in Paris.” ~Paige Buell 2019

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  • Cameroon 2011-2012
  • Geneva 2011-2012
  • Madagascar 2011-2012
  • Wellesley in Aix 2011-2012

Sept 2017: Photos from Study Abroad in French-Speaking Countries​

Returning Study Abroad Students

Student

Program Name

Lazzaronia, Julia Brown University Geneva Internship
Prouty, Alexa Brown University Geneva Internship
Luis, Ruiz Chico Hamilton College – Paris
David, Jacob McGill University
Yang, Tianshu Hamilton College – Paris
Skeffington, Brigid Hamilton College – Paris
Singer, Suzanne Boston University Paris Internship
Schrupp, Tessa Amideast – Regional Studies in French, Rabat, Morocco
Bibeau, Sarah Columbia-Penn – Paris
Ruddy, Lauren Wellesley – Aix
Gannon, Catherine Hamilton College – Paris
Sullivan, P. Boston University Grenoble French Studies Program
Janeway, Riley Brown – Lyon
Maillet, Joshua Hamilton College – Paris
Gottsegen, Holly Wellesley – Aix
Morena, Katherine Wellesley – Aix
Alvarado, Josephina Middlebury School – Bordeaux

 

*Indicates a non-French major.

Student

Program Name

Ashley, Ethan Brown University – Lyon
Buell, Paige Hamilton College, Paris
Hammer-Grant, Olivia Brown University – Lyon
Horwood, Bridget Hamilton College – Paris
Keohane, Madison Hamilton College – Paris
Wain, Lily SIT – Madagascar – Biodiversity and Nat Resource Mgmt

 

*Indicates a non-French major.

Student

Program Name

Beland, Jason T. Smith Coll- Switzerland
Bernard, Elizabeth E. Wellesley Coll- Aix
Busser, Alexa L.* Boston Univ- Geneva
Cabrera-Hunt, Katherine E.* SIT- Switzerland-Fin,Bank,Soc Re
Cheff, Victoria A.* AUCP- Aix
Cheff, Victoria A.* Wellesley Coll- Aix
Cobb, Christina N.* CIEE – Senegal – Language & Culture
Dineen, Hannah E. IES- Paris
Dong, Yingzhi Hamilton Coll- Paris
Eaton, Kerry N.* IES- Paris
Gallagher, Shane AUCP- Aix
Goodman, Natalie C. AUCP- Aix
Hav, Sonita Wellesley Coll- Aix
Hirano, Asami Wellesley Coll- Aix
Jean, Melissa G. Hamilton Coll- Paris
Jimenez, Lia* IES- Paris
Johnson, Catherine M. Hamilton Coll- Paris
Jones, Haley M. AUCP- Aix
Larson, Lydia R.* AUCP- Marseille
Naegeli, Chantal E.* Wellesley Coll- Aixe
Neal, Sarah K.* CIEE- Senegal- Language & Cult
Nicolaou, Katherine I.* Wellesley Coll- Aix
Ottenstein, Alan M.* Boston University – Geneva – Physics Program
Pipernos, Benjamin E.* Boston Univ- Paris Internship
Rhodes, Nicholas B. Hamilton Coll- Paris
Shoer, Sarah A. AUCP- Marseille
Shoer, Sarah A. Wellesley Coll- Aix
Smith, Kendall A. AUCP- Aix
Ware, William F. Boston Univ- Paris Internship

 

*Indicates a non-French major.

Student

Program Name

Fall 2015

Jean, Melissa G. Hamilton Coll- Paris
Gallagher, Shane AUCP- Aix
Dineen, Hannah E. IES- Paris
Hav, Sonita Wellesley Coll- Aix

Spring 2016

Aukland, Cleo T. AUCP- Aix
Ware, William F. Boston Univ- Paris Internship
Goodman, Natalie C. AUCP- Aix
Johnson, Catherine M. Hamilton Coll- Paris
Eaton, Kerry N.* IES- Paris
Jimenez, Lia* IES- Paris
Busser, Alexa L.* Boston Univ- Geneva
Larson, Lydia R.* AUCP- Marseille

 

*Indicates a non-French major.

Student

Program Name

Student

Program Name

Katrina Belle* Boston U – Geneva Camila Notaro* IES – Paris
Livia Biedermann Boston U – Geneva Bianka Patsalos-Fox CIEE – Senegal
Samantha Drivas Columbia U – Paris Claire Regenstreif Columbia U – Paris
Claire Edelman Columbia U – Paris Sarah Rockford Hamilton C – Paris
Elisabeth Ekman Boston U – Paris Alacoque Shaughnessy Boston U – Geneva
James Lucas* SIT – Madagascar Bio Amanda Veth AUCP – Aix
Javier Monterroso Montenegro* Columbia U – Paris Kara Witherill* AUCP – Marseille

 

*Indicates a non-French major.