Catalog 2022-2023

French Odyssey Guide

Based on the Hendrix faculty’s longtime awareness of the educational value of engaged learning, the Odyssey Program was implemented in the fall of 2005 to encourage all Hendrix students to embark on educational adventures in experiential learning. While the graduation requirement includes the completion of an approved experience in at least three of the six Odyssey categories, the Program importantly allows students to learn more about themselves and the world around them. For more information, visit the Odyssey Program Info Hub.

Below you will find examples of ways students pursuing a major or minor in this department or program have encountered Odyssey. Remember that these are only suggested opportunities; students are encouraged to propose their own creative Odyssey projects. Further, Odyssey experiences do not need to be related to your major or minor.


Established Pathways to Odyssey through the Major

Undergraduate Research

  • French 480 01 French Capstone/ Advanced Research


Additional Examples of Past Odyssey Experiences

Global Awareness

  • Hendrix-in-Tours
  • Study abroad
  • Participation in French Film Festivals 

Professional and Leadership Development

  • Volunteer language and culture teaching at local schools
  • Internships for political leaders

Service to the World

  • Projects Abroad (an organization that ministers to young children in need of basic skills)

Special Projects

  • Translations
  • Participation in French Film Festivals 

Undergraduate Research

  • Conference presentations

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