The Advisory Committee

APA's programs have been specifically designed for American students to experience complete integration into French and francophone academic life by helping them better understand and appreciate the differences between the French and the American educational systems and between American, French, and Senegalese cultures.

The criteria for acceptance into our programs, as well as the academic guidelines, have been determined with the assistance of an Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee includes the following representatives :

Grace ArmstrongProfessor of French and French Studies
Bryn Mawr College
Janna BehrensAssistant Dean, Director of Education Abroad
Amherst College
Theresa CannAssistant Dean,
Director of International Education
Bryn Mawr College
Janet DonerFormer Professor of French
Bryn Mawr College
Former APA Assistant Director
Former APA Admissions Advisor
Natalie FriedmanDean of Studies, Dean for the Senior Class
Barnard College
APA Alumna
Kelly McLaughlinDirector of Study Abroad; Deputy Director of the Center for International and Professional Experience; Assistant Dean for Assessment
Yale University
George Poe Professor of French and French Studies
The University of the South: Sewanee
Constance SherakSenior Lector
Department of French
Yale University
Current APA Admissions Advisor
J. Scott Van Der MeidAssistant Dean of Study Abroad
Brandeis University
Carina YervasiAssociate Professor of French
Swarthmore College

The Advisory Committee is regularly informed and consulted so as its members may assist APA in achieving its goals of professional excellence in serving the needs of its students.


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