|Breakfast and a lesson|
|Journal in French and in English!|
As a student of language, studying in a country whose primary language is not your own is an incredibly rewarding, albeit challenging, experience. I often push myself into conversation with baristas or servers just to get a bit more practice. I also enjoy making spontaneous conversation with my host family regardless of topic. It is a linguistic adventure every time I open my mouth. Will I make an error? That is almost a guarantee. However, these little mistakes are truly how one learns a language. There is no progress without struggle, and because of that, I am happy to make mistakes.
|It doesn't hurt do study with a view|
Coming to France has really opened my eyes to the incredible power of language not just as a means of communication, but also as a way to express one’s culture and life experience. My passion for language has only grown stronger since I began my time in France, and although my French skill is progressing rather slowly, I am very happy with my decision to study abroad.
Aron F. is the Fall 2017 MOJO in Grenoble, France. He is currently a Sophomore studying Linguistics & French at Western Washington University.
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