French Student Profile: Ali

"Valpo has given me a world of opportunities to communicate with other French speakers and use what I've learned in teaching others."

• Ali blogged about her study abroad experience in Paris.
• Ali worked as a French tutor in the Language Resource Center.

Ali, 2012 graduate
French & International Service


Ali DeVries combined majors in French and International Service and found that her extracurricular opportunities helped to sharpen her career focus.  Teaching French to elementary-school kids and tutoring Valpo French students led her to think about English-language teaching as a career.  She appreciates the French courses she took at Valpo: "The VU French program has courses that are relevant and interesting, where you continue learning the language through learning about the different aspects of the rich culture of France."