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This spring, Emilie Sauvayre ’20 studied abroad in the historic city of Renne, France. While trying to master the French language, Sauvayre also taught at a school, lived with a host family and played competitive soccer with the Cercle Paul Bert Foot Bréquigny. Through the Colleges’ No. 1 study abroad program in the nation, Sauvayre

Willa Dow ’21 is exploring a wide swath of the legal field this summer as an intern with Geneva City Court Judge, the Hon. Timothy J. Buckley. A double major in French and Francophone studies and international relations, Dow splits her time between the courthouse and the judge’s private practice, sitting in on meetings with clients,

Erika Ireland ’19 has been selected by the Cultural Services division of the French Embassy in the U.S. to participate in the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF). She will spend seven months working at middle schools in Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, a French overseas department in the Caribbean. A French and Francophone Studies and sociology double

Professor of French and Francophone Studies Catherine Gallouët, the John Milton Potter Professor of the Humanities, says, “It is both deeply touching and empowering to be awarded this endowed chair. I feel the different layers of my work, my research, my teaching and my service, which are intertwined and inseparable in my mind, are all

Sharlene Schmidt Vichness ’66 was selected as a Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneur by the Leading Women Entrepreneur and Business Owners’ (LWE) organization. Vichness is the founder and CEO of Language Directions, LLC, a cultural awareness training and customized language support company she formed in 2005. LWE is an organization led by female senior-level industry

The world’s first flying car got closer to its debut with the help of Andrew “AJ” McFarlane ’19. McFarlane worked as an engineering summer intern for Terrafugia, a U.S. flying-car developer based in Massachusetts. The company recently announced pre-sales for The Transition, a ‘roadable’ aircraft that can switch between driving and flying modes. Working on

In the French cities of Rennes and Aix-en-Provence, more than 600 miles apart, Margaret Hollister ’20 and Adrianne Torea ’19 are enjoying an immersion in French language and culture emblematic of Hobart and William Smith’s top ranked study abroad program — the second consecutive No. 1 ranking for the Colleges. As Hollister and Torea take

During her internship this summer in Paris with the U.S. Commercial Service, Erika Ireland ’19 is helping facilitate business opportunities for American companies in Europe’s energy and telecommunications sectors. The recipient of a 2018 Charles H. Salisbury Summer International Internship Stipend, Ireland has been exploring the regulatory aspects of this branch of the U.S. Department

A double-major in international relations and French and Francophone studies, Elizabeth “Bess” Oliver ’18 has “always had a passion for the interactions of different cultures and the notion of global citizenship.” As a recipient of the 2018 Charles H. Salisbury Summer International Internship Stipend, Oliver is exploring those cultural crossroads as a partnerships intern IPG

Chair and Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies Courtney Joseph Wells appeared in the series premiere of a Catalan public television show Katalonski. Hosted by Barcelona-based musician Halldor Mar, the series features people who speak and love Catalan language, culture and music but live outside of the Catalonia region of Northeast Spain. In the episode,