CEA CAPA Directory
University of Illinois at Chicago
Saskia Simorangkir, CEA Content Creator
Why did you choose to study/intern abroad?
As a senior, I knew that I wanted to have a special experience before graduating college. The idea of studying abroad has always stuck in the back of my head as I love immersing myself in a completely new culture. I decided to go for it and it has definitely been one of the best experiences of my life.
Why did you choose your study/intern city?
I’m currently studying abroad in Grenoble, France. I have always known that I wanted to study in France for the love of the language. My initial thought was Paris, though when I was looking at the options for France, Grenoble definitely caught my eye. I saw the images of the beautiful Alpes surrounding the middle-sized city. Knowing that it’s also a student-town, I thought it would be a great way to immerse myself in the culture while meeting locals around. Even now, I’m left in awe whenever I glance around the city.
What are you most looking forward to during your abroad experience?
I’ll be doing an internship that starts next week. I’m definitely excited to see how work culture differs for different countries, especially in the field of marketing. I’m also looking forward to be finding more hidden gems around the city!
Fun Fact (hobbies, interests, accomplishment, etc.)?
I love urban hiking and exploring hidden parts of the city!