I had the privilege to study abroad on numerous occasions. Below is a little overview.
Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA, USA
Spending my Junior Year at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA was one of the most valuable experiences of my life. Studying at this outstanding Liberal Arts College changed my view of academia forever. I thrived in the scholarly atmosphere of Juniata College and marveled at the quality of education offered. This was when I decided that I wanted to be part of an educational system that made teaching and learning in such an inspiring atmosphere possible. Thus, Juniata inspired my decision to return to the US and to pursue my Ph.D. at Penn State.
Institut Linguistique Adenet, Montpellier, France
In the summer of 2009, I was offered the opportunity to study at the Institut Linguistique Adenet in Montpellier, France. While studying hard and improving my French (I earned a final degree certificate of level C2 on The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages!), I also enjoyed my summer in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Montpellier is a unique blend of medieval and modern architecture and just so very charming. It is known to be a very young city, which made it easy for me to meet many new people and be included in the authentic Montpellier student life.
High School Exchange Programs
During my High School Years in Germany, I seized the opportunity to study abroad at Rush Henrietta Senior High School in Henrietta, NY (English) as well as at the Collège Des Deux Canons in La Réunion (French).
Studying abroad at such a young age not only improved my language skills tremendously, but also taught me that I can find friends everywhere in the world and opened my eyes to the value of different cultures.