Foreign Languages Department Travel Awards

The Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures Travel Award (DFLLTA) is a grant made annually to one or more outstanding foreign language majors/minors at Meredith College. The award defrays recipients’ travel expenses to and from a Meredith approved program of language study abroad.

The DFLLTA applicant must:

  • Be a declared foreign language major/minor
  • State her intention to use the award for the purpose of pursuing language study abroad
  • Be currently enrolled in a 205 language course or above at Meredith College
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better

Application Procedures
The completed application includes the DFLLTA application form, transcript, essay, and one (1) letter of recommendation from a professor in the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures. If she desires, the applicant may also submit a letter from a second reference of her choice.

The letters of reference and the applicant’s essay must be written in English. The essay must provide specifics of the program of language study selected by the applicant.

All materials must be submitted to Dr. Astrid Billat by February 15 at 5:00pm.

The DFLLTA Committee
The DFLLTA Committee is composed of three (3) professors representing the department’s major languages. All committee members vote.

Evaluation of Applicants
In addition to the eligibility requirements listed above, other criteria include the following:

  • Applicant’s academic record in the department and in other disciplines
  • Quality of the applicant’s essay

Upon reviewing applicants, the DFLLTA Committee may conduct an interview in English with each applicant.

Notification of Award

The award recipients are notified via email by Dr. Astrid Billat around the second week of April.

Contact Information
Veronique Machelidon
Associate Professor of World Languages and Cultures; Department Head
109 Martin Hall
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(919) 760-8420