I chose to major in French and Francophone Studies because French has been an important part of most of my life. I was always fascinated by French culture, and my interest in other Francophone countries grew when I began taking classes at William and Mary. The French department at William and Mary offered me the opportunity to expand my knowledge of French and Francophone history, literature, and culture. Completing my major has exposed me to fields that I would not have otherwise studied, such as Art History, French Female Writers and Movie Makers, and Religion in France. Although I was unable to study abroad in France, majoring in French has given me the opportunity to communicate with a diverse array of people and has expanded my life knowledge. After graduation, I hope to spend a few years working in consulting before going to graduate school.