Elena Santini ’14 Senior Profile: French & Francophone Studies

Santini.EI came the College of William & Mary already knowing I wanted to pursue French as an area of study, but it wasn’t until I experienced the incredible classes from the unparalleled professors of our department that I decided to choose it as my major. Subsequently, I was able to participate in 2 French study abroad programs (Summer in Montpellier and Internships in Francophone Europe in Paris), and I realized that my choice was the right one for reasons beyond those I initially thought. My decision to major in French & Francophone studies has done more than I could have imagined to broaden my perspective of the world, also imbuing me with previously undiscovered self-confidence and emboldening me to not just take on new experiences, but to tackle them with enthusiasm and open-mindedness.

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