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Kara Travis

Why did you decide to become a French minor?

I have studied ballet since the age of three, and I always wanted to know what the steps’ names meant. Throughout middle school and high school I enrolled in French classes, and when I came to Ursinus I decided to continue my studies with a French minor.

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

Last semester I took Spoken French. The course’s final project was to act out a movie scene (with your classmates) in French. I was terrified. I’m used to dancing in front of an audience, but never speaking, let alone in another language. To my surprise, I had so much fun. My accent really improved and I enjoyed discovering this other way of performing.

What are your plans after Ursinus?

Upon graduation I plan to spend a few years teaching middle or high school. It is also important to me that I continue my education, especially in French. I want to travel, continue to improve my fluency, and perhaps become certified to teach the language. Additionally, I would like to complete masters and doctoral degrees in my future.

Class Year



English, Education


CIE Fellow, Sigma Tau Delta, The Lantern