Margaret Platner ’15 Senior Profile: French and Francophone Studies

platner_margaretMy studies in the Modern Languages and Literature department encouraged me to constantly look outside of my own perspective and point of view to see my world and the world as a whole in a more well-rounded way. Studying French, I was encouraged to have an open mind, to question norms, and to appreciate the traditions of other cultures. While my study in the department may have come to an end, I know I will carry this mindset with me throughout my life—continuously analyzing and questioning the culture I live in, my own beliefs, and seeking out new perspectives and mindsets in the process. I have a drive to learn more about those vastly different from myself, and I have become used to being outside of my comfort zone. By challenging myself and the world around me, I will be able to have vastly different experiences in my life that would not have been possible without the critical thinking I learned in this department.

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