Le Diplôme d’Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (post-doctoral degree that grants the possibility to direct doctoral research in France; a condition for full professorship, unanimously granted after a public defense). December 17, 2005, University of Poitiers. Committee members: Jean-Yves Laurichesse (Toulouse 2 – Le Mirail), Paule Plouvier (Montpellier 3), Tiphaine Samoyault (Paris 8), Michel Briand (Poitiers), Colette Camelin (Poitiers; committee chair).
Ph.D. in Romance Philology, University of Zagreb (Croatia), “Lettres françaises,” 1988. Dissertation director: Prof. Gabrijela Vidan.
Doctorat de 3e cycle, Université des Sciences Humaines, Strasbourg (France), Littérature générale et comparée (General and Comparative Literature), 1977. Dissertation director: Prof. Michel Mansuy.
2nd cycle degree (double honors program), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), French, Comparative Literature, 1974.
2nd cycle degree, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), flute, 1975.
Southern Institute for Yoga Instructors Certification, 2003.
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Certification, 1997.
French, Slovene, English, Serbian and Croatian, Italian, German, Swedish and Spanish; courses taken in Latin, Ancient Greek, and Sanskrit.