Student Thoughts About Our Program
Alumnae of the B.A. program and the B.A./M.A. program in French and Francophone studies have gone on to distinguished careers in law, medicine, global public health, NGO's, international relations, economics, education, journalism, the art world, and the hospitality industry.
Here are some of their thoughts:
“I’ve found the same thing to be true now as it was when I was on Junior Year Abroad in France: a Bryn Mawr education prepares you for anything and everything.”
-- Samantha Griffin (banking)
“Thank you again for the French Department’s support. I really appreciate your making an extra effort to help me. It is just one more example of why Bryn Mawr is an exceptional school and why I am very grateful for my experience there.”
-- Corinne Oliver (law)
“The more I learn about academia and life, the happier I am to have started all this at Bryn Mawr. I feel as if you, my French professors, are still influencing the way I read and work today, in a constant, quiet, nurturing way I can always rely on. You are doing wonderful work there and I can attest, that it has a lasting effect.”
-- Margaret Jewett (higher education)
"My success in the first semester of the Middlebury Masters program really made me realize how fantastic the Bryn Mawr French program is! I was only a French minor, not a major... I didn't really have much of a chance to use French regularly and the only amount of time I've lived in France was for the Avignon program for 2-3 months! Other students in my program were French majors who lived in France for a year or more and entered the program here right after their undergrad studies, but the strength of the French classes at Bryn Mawr put me on more than an equal footing with those folks."
-- Blythe Milbury-Steen (education)