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French & Francophone Studies NEWS

Fulbright Takes Woodruff '16 to Senegal

During her junior year at HWS, Olivia Woodruff '16 planned to study abroad in Senegal, when the Ebola outbreak led to the program's hiatus. Now, with the support of a 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Award, Woodruff has the chance to live in the country for a year as an instructor. "What I really wanted from the Senegal study abroad trip was to experience a culture and lifestyle very different from...  More >>

Record Number of Salisbury Awardees

This year, five Hobart and William Smith students have received the Charles H. Salisbury Summer International Internship Stipend, enabling them to explore their futures with internships at leading companies and organizations in a combined total of seven countries on five continents. Selected from a pool of competitive applicants, Christian Damico '17, Karoline Loretan '17, Griffin Marsh '17, Kati...  More >>

Meet the Fulbrights

HWS and the Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program have continued a longstanding partnership this year, with the Colleges currently hosting four teaching assistants from around the world. At HWS, the FLTAs share their native language and experiences through seminar classes, weekly conversation groups and engagement in student cultural organizations. Hiba Amro, from Amman, Jordan, ha...  More >>

Bentsi-Enchill '17 accepted into Africa-focused entrepreneurship program

Ato Bentsi-Enchill '17 was recently named as one of only 1,000 entrepreneurs selected for the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP). Launched in 2015 by Tony Elumelu, Nigerian economist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, the TEEP is the largest African philanthropic initiative devoted to entrepreneurship and represents a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify and empower 10,000 Africa...  More >>

Excellence in French

The French and Francophone Studies Department has established an Excellence in French Certificate that recognizes students for their outstanding accomplishments in their French and Francophone Studies major. "We designed this certificate so that excellent students in French can aspire to real recognition and use it as part of their professional profile," says Professor of French and Francophone S...  More >>

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