Modern Languages

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Sydney Godbey

Why did you decide to become a French minor?

I have always wanted to learn another language to the point of fluency. In high school, I was discouraged by the format of my French classes and ended up dropping it my senior year. At Ursinus due to the wonderful professors and resources, I fell back in love with the language. I have also been able to find connections of French within my other two majors. I have come to realize that French will be able to help me further my career and academic pursuits.

What has been your most rewarding experience in your French minor?

Being able to find connections between my English classes and French literature has been very exciting for me, concerning the absurdist thoughts of Albert Camus and Samuel Beckett. I have also been accepted to study abroad in Madagascar for the Spring 2017 semester. This program is a combination of French language and also environmental studies through classes concerning the country’s natural resources and an independent project concerning an environmental issue.

What are your plans after Ursinus?

At Ursinus, I am planning on entering the Peace Corps for a two year term. Afterwards, I would like to attend law school or possibly graduate school. Then hopefully getting involved in international environmental politics.


Environmental Studies, English.


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