Graduates 2015-2016

Alex Jimenez de Alcantara ’16 Senior Profile: French and Francophone Studies

jimenez_aStudying abroad in Montpellier, France my sophomore year of college was an unforgettable experience in my life. It was a dream come true to be able to study and travel to cities in France, like Nice, Avignon, Marseille, Lyon, and Paris. I will always be grateful to the Department of Modern Languages at William and Mary for giving me this incredible opportunity. In addition to study abroad, I also have the Department of Modern Languages to thank for my favorite class of my entire academic career. During my junior year, I took a course on French art throughout the different periods of history with Professor Michael Leruth. It was fascinating to learn all about painters like Delacroix, Courbet, and Degas, and how their masterpieces reflected the social and political values of the times in which they lived.

After graduation, I plan on applying to Seminary for the Catholic Priesthood. If I am accepted and one day become a priest, I hope to make best use of the valuable French education that I received at William and Mary.