Students Awarded Scholarships to Study in Belgium

May 3rd, 2010

Pineville, LA…Two Louisiana College students were recently awarded scholarships to study in Belgium for three weeks this summer. In July, junior French majors Hayley Jeffus of Pineville and Quinn Sarkies of New Iberia will travel to Belgium where they will have the opportunity to hone their language and conversational skills and enlarge their cultural knowledge at the Université de Liège. 


According to LC French instructor, Cécile Barnhart, CODOFIL (Council for the Development of French in Louisiana) facilitates the awarding of scholarships to Louisiana French teachers and majors in an effort to encourage the preservation of the French language in the state. The students’ scholarship awards include tuition, room and board for three weeks.  Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to go on weekend excursions to broaden their cultural perspectives on the French-speaking world.