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University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Alexandra Isabell, Alumni Ambassador
How has study abroad experience shaped you?
My study abroad experience has personally and professionally enriched me because it changed the way I interact with others and even the manner of my self talk. Going abroad allows one connect with themselves closer by observing their identity in a new environment. I learned how to engage with people different from myself, sometimes without sharing a common language! I learned how to respect others' space even when the definition of respect changes between cultures. There is so much I learned abroad that I carry with me each day. Most importantly, it is curiosity, compassion, and a love for people and art that reminds me of my time abroad.
Why Alumni Ambassador?
Honestly, because I can't stop thinking of Paris. I traveled from CEA in the Marais to Paris and home to the U.S. on May 11th, 2018. Years later and I still cannot be more grateful for my experience with CEA. I miss my professors and the material they taught with intention and passion. I miss doing something new every single day. Since my time abroad, I find myself speaking about the experiences and the cultural value I pull from them constantly.