MAAS Essay Deadline - February 15, 2021

Monday, February 15, 2021 5:00 PM


  • Deadline: February 15, 2021. Please email the document to Ms. Halvorsen at by 5pm.
  • Who is eligible? All undergraduate students at the University who are not native speakers of French
  • Format: The length of the essay should be between 2000 and 2500 words in French, about six to eight pages double-spaced.
  • Topic: Any subject concerning Franco-American relations, broadly interpreted to be any topic of a comparative nature dealing with the language, culture, politics, society, business (or some similar or allied subject) of the United States and of France or any French-speaking nation or region. Essays are to be entirely the work of the participant; research materials must be referenced. It should be original research, not an adapted course paper.
  • This year, all topics comparing France and the United States are welcome, but we especially encourage essays that deal with the subject of freedom, race, and inequality in the US and in France.
  • Prize: the first-place winner will receive $5000 for French studies (travel to a French-speaking country, per diem expenses, etc.) Depending on the prize committee’s judgment, other top candidates will also receive money for French studies, ranging from $100 to $4500.
  • For more details, have a look at under “Awards and Honors.”