Sarah chose to major in French & Francophone studies because the culture has had a profound effect on her life and has become one of her greatest passions. As a child she was lucky to have lived in Geneva, Switzerland for a few years where she developed a love for the language as well as the important historical background of the Francophone community. Studying with the French department gave her the opportunity to travel abroad to Montpellier for a summer. While there, she discovered the beauty the south of France has to offer, but also the openness and diversity of the people. Studying French at a collegiate level has given Sarah insight into another culture but has also helped continue to push her towards her ultimate goal of living abroad. The William & Mary French department is a community she is so proud to be a part of and she hopes to continue using all that she has learned throughout her travels and studies that are sure to follow.