Department of Modern Languages

Paige Bokman, '18

Department of Modern Languages Outstanding Senior, French
Recognition Year: 
2018

Paige Bokman grew up in the greater Cleveland area and graduated from Olmsted Falls High School in 2015. She graduates from Wright State with a dual major in French and International Studies and a minor in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies in December 2018. She has been studying French since she was 14 years old and started studying Arabic at Wright State University in 2016. She will combine those interests through a research paper in French on the portrayal of Middle Eastern immigrants in French modern and popular culture. Paige has been on the Dean's List and is a member of the Honor's Program.

Paige is an active student in Modern Languages. She studied abroad for 6 months in Lyon, France, is a member of Pi Delta Phi, the French Honors Society, as well as the Wright State French club, and volunteered with French Immersion days. She tutors other students in French and spends her free time reading stories in French and watching French films to further her skills in the language. Though her Arabic skills are still elementary, she finds songs and films in Arabic to challenge herself and further her skills.

After graduation, Paige plans to continue her education by applying to multiple universities abroad, including some universities in North Africa. She hopes to continue studying French and Arabic throughout her graduate studies, which will likely be focused on her language studies or Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. She plans to work with an international organization where she can put all of her language skills and education to use.

 


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