Steven Lauritano, Yale University, History of Art, Kress Fellow in French

The quality of linguistic instruction and the dynamism of the overall environment at the Middlebury French School were unlike anything I had experienced before, and will continue paying dividends throughout my academic career. I have started planning a pre-dissertation research trip to Europe next summer, and the knowledge accumulated over the last seven weeks has greatly facilitated the process of navigating and sorting through the online resources offered by French archives.