Current Students Furman University

When you major in a language at Furman, you'll find yourself surrounded by supportive staff and faculty providing expert guidance every step of the way to help you reach your goals. What's more, you'll have a world of resources available to you to enrich your learning and provide connections to interesting people, whether you are planning to move into a career or head to graduate school.

Student awards

Amanda Michalski recently graduated summa cum laude in political science and German Studies. Michalski is from Kingsport, Tennessee and received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach in Germany.

Phi Sigma Iota

Furman is home to one of 250 chapters of the International Foreign Language Honor Society.

Sigma Delta Pi

The National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society was founded at the University of California, Berkeley in 1919.  Furman's Rho Kappa Chapter, chartered in the spring of 1988, is one of nearly 600 chapters at universities and colleges across the United States.  Please visit the national website for more information on the distinctions, awards, and scholarships available to students, chapters, and faculty.  Those students interested in joining the Rho Kappa chapter should contact the faculty advisor, Dr. Maria Rippon (  The application below details the requirements for membership.


The Elaine Duffy Childers Award

The annual award offers substantial financial support for a currently enrolled student of French who plans to return to Furman for the subsequent academic year. The purpose of the award is “to provide a stipend for a student studying French to have a study abroad experience above and beyond that provided by the Furman in Versailles program.” The award funds a summer travel opportunity in a French-speaking country. Normally the student would be enrolled in a summer course at a French university or Alliance française, intern, or complete a work experience. Priority consideration is given to French majors. Applications are due in late February.​

Childers Award application​

Office for Study Away and International Education 

We support your faculty-led travel study at Furman, as well as affiliate and exchange programs, while simultaneously seeking out well-qualified Furman students from all around the world. Visit the Office of Study Away and International Education.

The Critical Language Scholarship Program

This scholarship program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and provides funds for select students to participate in summer study abroad language institutes. Learn more about the program.

Global Issues Forum

The Global Issues Forum is a student organization which tackles global issues with passion and excitement. We choose a different focal point each semester, bringing in a distinguished keynote speaker and creating campus conversations and activities we can engage in while addressing global problems. We seek to make an impact on life at Furman, as well as our surrounding Greenville community. Find us on OrgSync.


Meet our current students below.

  • French
      Alise Alexander
      Bethlehem Belachew
      Colleen Cosey
      Harrison De Vignier-Awad
      Sarah Dunn
      Catherine Harmon
      Laura Hayes
      Luke Hoover
      Haley Hughes
      Mary Helen Kelly
      Alyx Labbe
      Jena “JK” McAvoy
      Henry Moore VI
      Milo Pilkington
      Claire Pullan
      Anna Rogerson
      Daniel Sanders
      Sandra Sharis
      Katie Shuell
      Ann Darby Smith
      Hyeri Song
      Natalie Swimmer
      Lily Teplow
      Bailey Verreault
      Emily Vignone
      Olivia Walters
      Emma Waters
      Eric Plicca Watt
      Julia Watt
  • German
      Olivia Baddley
      Molly Clark
      Matthew Cowell
      Nadir Dbouk
      Stacey Dorogy
      Bailey Freeman
      Frazer Kinsley
      Kendall Krebs
      Alexandra Harris
      Kristen Murdaugh
      Anhang Ning
      Damian Privat
      Emily Matthews
      Chandler Smith
      Becca Sorensen
      Yinglu Wang
      Tommy Whiteside
  • Spanish
      Claire Allenbach
      Meghan Althoff
      Michael Anthony
      Brock Baker
      Maria Bartlett
      Sarina Basile
      Meredith Bendl
      Rebecca Bosch
      Elizabeth Campbell
      Emily Cameron
      Jessica Caro
      Parker Cecil
      Reed Chisenhall
      Sarah Clark
      Jennifer Coggins
      Xaymara Correa
      Megan Demaar
      Angel Dieguez
      Haley Walden Floyd
      Alex Forrest
      Malia Fraioli
      Emily Gale
      Emma Gibney
      Lizbeth Gonzalez
      Gabrielle Haddad
      Alice Hall
      Ryan Hall
      Grace Ellen Hanna
      Carolyn Hartung
      Stephanie Hetzler
      Catherine Hinshaw
      Amadna Hock
      Matthew Hogg
      Haley Holan
      Rachael Holtsclaw
      Evan Jager
      Warren James
      Annie Jestus
      Adam Johnson
      Ally Karasik
      Elizabeth “Lizzie” Kean
      Megan Kelly
      Benjamin Kingsbury
      Kendall Korey
      Alex Kramer
      Natalie Lackey
      Rebecca Lankford
      Susannah Lauber
      Sunyeop “Sun” Lee
      Sarah Luke
      Haley Lyman
      Kathleen Marsh
      Annie McAlister
      Jena “JK” McAvoy
      Sarah Mixon
      Danielle Mullis
      Ahmed Mustafa
      Mikey Negrete
      Alecia Nichols
      Alana Parish
      Alli Peipert
      Anna Peterson
      Dirk Pieper
      Allie Powell
      Megan Probst
      Alex Przedpelski
      Hiers Rainwater
      Parker Rhim
      Libby Robinson
      Michael Robinson
      Daniyal Roshan
      Tasneem Sabir
      Marry Anne Short
      Sally Smith
      Blake Stafford
      Madeline Stout
      Claire Sullivan
      Claire Thelen
      Emma Thomas
      Baylee Tuggle
      Abby Turner
      Alexander Vogt
      Allison Walker
      Sarah Walsh
      Meredith Wettach
      Alex Wilcox
      Ellen Williams
      Hunter Williams
      Kate Wilson
      Sarah Wood
      Hanna Woodson
      Junsheng Xu
      Hanqing Ye

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