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Class of 2019: French Major Aspires to Teach Internationally

Matthew Sampson

Matthew Sampson


1) What is your major?



2) What is your favorite place on campus and why?

My favorite spot on campus is the library. It’s a great place to study or do homework as well as a place to kick back and convene with friends.


3) What does it mean to you to have been an Modern Language Fulbright semi-finalist?

I was honored to have been a Fulbright semi-finalist. I was told by several people that it was difficult to get past the first round, so I kept telling myself not to expect anything. I was surprised and thrilled to have gotten as far as I did.


4) What student organizations are you involved in and what are your roles?

I am the president of the French Club, as well as an officer in Pi Delta Phi, the French Honor Society.


5)  What have you discovered about yourself while being here at Georgia College?

I am very capable of achieving my goals. It’s hard to believe sometimes, but it is true.


6) What made you want to pursue a French major?

I’ve always enjoyed learning about different cultures throughout the world and learning languages in general. I knew I wanted a career related to language in some capacity, so I chose to study the one that interested me most - and that happened to be French.


7) What is your main goal to accomplish after leaving Georgia College?

My main goal is to gain international experience by teaching English abroad or through a government program.


8) What are some of the connections you have made at Georgia College that you feel will help you after graduation?

I’ve made several friendly and professional relationships with professors as well as other faculty members here at GC who I know I can depend on for a reference or recommendation. I’ve also met and befriended many other students here who I know can count on as well.


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