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Last summer, History major Jake Serafin spent a month in France with FSU International Programs. In this interview, he takes us on a tour of his life learning French and exploring Paris and its surroundings.

After graduating from FSU, Haley Davenport decided to volunteer for the U.S. Peace Corps. Here she shares her experiences living in Rwanda and working as an English teacher.

To celebrate International Education Month, Amaia Patterson talks about studying abroad with FSU Global Exchanges. Patterson spent a year living and studying at Soongsil University in South Korea. Her advice to other students: just go - you are only in undergrad once.

History major Joshua Hamburger spent six weeks at FSU's Valencia Study Center last summer. In this interview, he talks about living and studying in Spain and finding the right balance between coursework and travel.

History major Ashley Krupa went to study French in Paris with FSU International Programs last summer. In this interview, she explains how the program allowed her to work toward her French minor and visit many places important in French history.

Find out what it's like to write a senior seminar paper. Quentin Powell was fascinated by intellectual history and worked on the impact of the rhetoric of Coluccio Salutati on Renaissance Florence.

In this interview, Dr. Andrew Frank discusses the mission of FSU's new Native American and Indigenous Studies Center. He explains its history and sets out his vision for NAIS for the next ten years.

I completed my PhD at FSU in May 2018. I stayed in Tallahassee for another year, during which I taught at Florida State University and FAMU, before I took a position as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Southern Mississippi. After two years at Southern Miss, I decided to pivot and leave the faculty track of academia.

History major Ryan completed his senior seminar with Dr. Nilay Özok-Gündoğan. He had always been interested in military history and the seminar on 'World War I and the Middle East' was a great fit. Ryan's advice: "Be passionate about the work you do – and you will do well. If you find something you love, it will not seem like work to you."

Christina Portuallo graduated with a BA in History in spring of 2021. She just completed her second year at FSU's College of Law. In this interview, Portuallo talks about how being a History major prepared her for law school.