Student Testimonials

Justin Llamas

I had no prior knowledge in French before enrolling in French 1 as a sophomore here at the university.  I had taken Spanish in high school, but I knew that I was also enamored and fascinated by French culture and...

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Brian Quinn

I came to UCLA with a wide range of interests that included French studies, anthropology and performance studies. The department of French and Francophone studies provided the intellectual support I needed to channel my interests into a coherent dissertation project. My mentors within...

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Michelle Bumatay

When I started taking French my freshmen year of high school, I had no idea this language would eventually allow me to combine my curiosity and drive for research with my love of comic books. After high school, unaware of...

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Matthew Nguyen

I signed up for my first French class because of my admiration for Francophone culture, and looking back, it was one of the best decisions I made at UCLA. The French department is filled with teaching assistants who are committed...

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Katelyn Knox

My interest in French began in middle school, when my mom worked for a non-profit organization that served families of children with sickle-cell disease. Because this condition is found in tropical areas, my mom's public health work put my family...

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Andrewnet Cain

My French studies started when I was in high school. It was during those three years of instruction that I decided that, someday, I would go to Paris. Little did I know that studying French would take me across the...

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Gina Grainda

I began studying French when I was eleven years old and continued throughout high school. When I arrived at UCLA, I knew this was something I wanted to continue and the French department was so supportive of my goals. I...

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