Alliance Française d'OKC

Fellows Program


AFd’OKC Eleanor Kirkpatrick Franco-American Fellows Program

Each year, l’Alliance Française d’Oklahoma City offers an exciting opportunity for metro-area French students.  A select group of Oklahoma students is chosen to participate in a two-week research project while staying with French families and attending a French school. The program is open to central Oklahoma French students, ages 16 to 22, who attend public or private high schools, career technology centers, or community colleges.

 This program is a joint project between the Alliance Française d’Oklahoma City and the French Education Ministry with the support of the Oklahoma State Department of Education. A grant covers the costs of airline travel, lodging, and meals. Additional funding for the Oklahoma students is made possible through the generosity of the Eleanor Kirkpatrick Fellows Endowment.

Additionally, two groups of students from France, one in fall and one in spring, come for two weeks to stay with American families of an area high school and to attend school while researching their topics.

Alliance Française d’Oklahoma City is the only organization within the United states that offers a Fellows Program. Our mission is to encourage an international lifestyle and global awareness through a cultural exchange and academic study.

2017 Franco-American Fellows

Congratulations to the Eleanor Kirkpatrick Franco-American Fellows Class of 2017.  The students will travel to France to conduct their research and will be accompanied by Peggy Whittington of Edmond Memorial and Santa Fe High Schools.  We would also very much like to send two additional outstanding students, alternates one and two, as well.  Please consider a tax free donation to The Alliance Francaise for this fund.  We applaud all students and teachers who guided their students through the application process.  We were so impressed with the quality of applicants. 

    • Paige Frey, from Edmond Memorial, “World War I and the Resilience of Picardy”
    • Hannah Jordan, from Casady School, “A Socioeconomic Comparison of Single-Parenting between France and the United States”
    • Kate Lytle, from Putnam City North, “Differences in Family Dynamics and Parenting Styles”
    • Tyler Riat, from Edmond North, “A Study of LGBT Equality in France”
    • Lyndsey Speer, from Stillwater High School, “Student Involvement and Awareness in Politics”
The following are our first and second alternates.
  • Gavin Hetzler, from Edmond Memorial, “Influence of Gothic Architecture”
  • Claire Jackson, from Heritage Hall, “How do the ISIS terrorist attacks affect the daily life of a high school student?”

Our program relies on support from donors.  To make a financial contribution to the Eleanor Kirkpatrick Franco-American Fellows Program, please click the link below.

And don’t forget to email us for details!

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