Josie V. Smart

Undergraduate Concentrator
Class of 2025


After serving an 18-month religious and humanitarian mission in France and Switzerland between my freshman and sophomore years at Princeton, I chose to major in the department of French and Italian to further explore French public policy and culture. I pursue half of my studies through the School of Public and International Affairs and am particularly interested in the impact of France's politique laïque on its international relations as well as the 21st-century evolution of France’s intellectual/philosophical place in the world as examined through its maintenance of state museums, francophone language, and global French culture recognition, amongst other factors.