Reflections on Studying Abroad
As a French major, and a lover of history and the world, I always felt that it is important to travel the world and to see how others experience life. This past summer, for the month of July, 2013, I spent five weeks in France, exploring the country, speaking the language, and immersing myself in its culture. It is important to be exposed to other cultures to better understand how others live, because it is through those types of experiences that you can gain insight into how the world functions as a whole. Being in France was an amazing experience for me to see, in real life, how everything I've learned in my French courses for the past 8 years manifest themselves in reality.
I have put together below a slide show for your viewing to see some of the cultural experiences I had in France.
Chelsea received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the Department of Second Language Studies, and the Department of Language and Literatures of Europe and the Americas, studying French Language.