Louka Ducharme-Massé

International Studies and Modern Languages, University of Ottawa to UW, 2022-2023 Killam Fellow
Louka Ducharme-Massé stands on top of a mountain, wearing a black jacket and blue hiking backpack. A camera hangs around his neck.


My name is Louka Ducharme-Massé, I’m from Montreal, Canada! I’m an exchange student from the University of Ottawa. My undergraduate studies are concentrated on “International Studies and Modern Languages”. I’m currently learning German as my fourth language after French, English, and a bit of Spanish. Before my undergraduate studies, I completed a college diploma in stage acting. After my bachelor’s degree and a possible master’s degree, I would like to work as a diplomat on the global political stage. Both the government’s diplomatic work and the international organizations interest me. I’m very glad to have the opportunity to be in Seattle for a semester this fall, and I hope to see you on campus!

The Killam Fellowship Program allows undergraduate students from Canada and the United States to participate in a program of binational residential exchange. This program, administered by Fulbright Canada, is supported by an endowment from the American Killam Trusts, Global Affairs Canada, and the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (Fulbright Canada). It is an integral part of the Foundation’s multidimensional strategy to foster mutual understanding between Canada and the United States of America. The Canadian Studies Center is a partner institution with the Killam Foundation enabling up to two full academic year fellowships annually for UW students.