CEA CAPA Directory
University of Delaware
Leah Currie, CEA MOJO Photographer
Why did you choose to study/intern abroad?
I am fortunate enough to have grown up in a family that encouraged and emphasized the importance of traveling. Therefore, studying abroad has been a highly anticipated part of my college experience. I view studying abroad as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience life outside of the U.S and to become a more well-rounded, culturally aware individual.
Why did you choose your study/intern city?
As someone who discovered a love for fashion at an early age, Paris has always been synonymous with that passion. I wanted to immerse myself in the culture that inspired so many esteemed fashion designers and is home to some of the most influential fashion houses. Aside from fashion, I wanted to be in a city that would challenge my perception of the world and take me out of my comfort zone. Paris is very different from the suburban areas I'm accustomed to, and my limited French makes it even more so. That said, I hope to emerge from this experience inspired and with a more worldly perspective.
What are you most looking forward to during your abroad experience?
I'm most looking forward to exploring the neighborhoods of Paris and discovering the nuances of Parisian life. While I love to travel and visit tourist attractions, I've always been fascinated by the locals who go about their daily tasks with a beautiful city like Paris as their backdrop.
Fun Fact (hobbies, interests, accomplishment, etc.)?
I have been a figure skater for 17 years and am currently part of my university's competitive figure skating team. I also enjoy blogging, sketching, embroidering dresses, and reading.