Graduates 2013-2014

Preston Heinlein ’14 Senior Profile: French & Francophone Studies

Heinlein.P.jpgI am a twenty-one year old senior and am a transfer student from Tidewater Community College, having only been at “the College” for the past two years. I am double majoring in Linguistics and French, which I began studying just a few years ago. What was once a simple hobby has blossomed into a deep-seated love for the French language and French/Francophone literature. One of the best memories of my time here at William & Mary would definitely have to be my study abroad trip to Montpellier, France with the fabulous Professor Maryse Fauvel, after which I traveled to Belgium, Austria, England, and Iceland. The entire experience only intensified my love for French and made me determined to spend more time in France. Because of this, I have applied to the Teaching Assistant Program in France, where I plan to teach English in Bretagne, Lorraine, or la Réunion, beginning what I hope will be a long career in second-language acquisition, whether French or English