Eleanor Kirkpatrick Franco-American Fellows Program

Established and administered by the AFdOKC since 2009, this exchange program offers an exciting opportunity for Central Oklahoma French language students, ages 16 to 22, who attend public or private high schools, career technology centers, or community colleges.

Eligible student applicants are selected based on criteria evaluated by committee to participate in an airfare expense paid, two-week research project, while being hosted by their French peers and attending a school in the Hauts de France region.

In exchange, selected  French students from Hauts de France are hosted by their American peers while they attend a central OK school to conduct their research.

Our program encourages global awareness and understanding of  international lifestyles
through cultural exchange and academic
study.

This program is a joint project between the Alliance Française d’Oklahoma City and the Académie d'Amiens with the support of the Oklahoma State Department of Education. 

All annual funding for OK students comes from our Oklahoma City Community Foundation endowment fund disbursement and contributions from supporters like you.

France was not merely another country or another linguistic region; France was a different and wonderful life. I am glad that I was able to live it, if only for a fortnight!
— Kade Wagner, 2015 Fellow