Matthew Musgrove, a Fort Hays State University junior from Imperial, Neb., will teach English in France for nine months.
"This is a really exciting time for me and will be both a very nerve-rattling and great experience," said Musgrove, a political science major.
The program is offered by the French government and helps to build language fluency among grade school children while giving French students the most knowledgeable English teachers available.
"It's certainly a dive-in approach, but I'm honored to have been accepted into this program, and I look forward to all of the adventures and, more importantly the challenges and the experience it will provide me," said Musgrove.
Musgrove is also a student of modern languages. This will be the first long-term overseas study and teaching experience for him.
"I think that the university has prepared me for this experience," he said. "It's a revolving door atmosphere, and I know that the French program and Dr. Jean-Marie Salien have prepared me well because I feel confident going into a different language and culture next year."
Salien is a professor of modern languages at FHSU.