I first began studying french at the age of ten to prepare for a class trip to Paris. Though the trip ended up being cancelled my studies continued. In high school I participated in a Rotary International student exchange spending a summer in the south of Belgium. In college I wound up majoring in French along with physics, and my French experience culminated in participating in William and Mary’s Montpellier summer study abroad program. Next year I will be studying Physics at the graduate level, making this the first time in over 10 years I have not enrolled in some type of French course. My love of the language however, will continue on as I have developed a life long passion for the french language and culture (especially the food). I hope to travel back to France in the future, and possibly even find a job there as a physicist some day.