With FLAS, I stayed in Seattle and took the intensive first year French program that covers the equivalent of FRENCH 101, 102, and 103. The class was extremely rigorous but it was a great way to be introduced to a language. I am proud of all the French I’ve been to learn and I hope to keep up with it in the future. I foresee French being very useful with my future career since I hope to get involved with international development. For the moment though, heading into my third and last year with the Jackson School of International Studies and the Evans School of Public Affairs, I will utilize the French I have learned so far to study food aid systems in the US and Canada and how they affect agricultural policies in SubSaharan Africa.