Nebraska Wesleyan University
Emily Counts, CEA MOJO Blogger
Why did you choose to study/intern abroad?
I think that experiencing people, places, and cultures that differ from what we have grown up around is the key to understanding and growing our empathy for others. I knew studying and interning abroad would be an invaluable experience that would allow my to grow both independently and collaboratively.
Why did you choose your study/intern city?
I have been studying French and France for nine years in school, but nothing can substitute real-world experience. I came to Paris because I knew it was a vibrant, diverse city with fantastic artistic inspiration and many opportunities to practice my French. Additionally, being located in the city allowed me easy access to various opportunities and resources I might not have gotten in a smaller French town.
What are you most looking forward to during your abroad experience?
I am really looking forward to learning more about myself and where I fit into the world around me, as well as gaining a better understanding of what life is like outside of the US. I cannot wait to practice my French skills and make memories I'll remember for the rest of my life.
Fun Fact (hobbies, interests, accomplishment, etc.)?
I am a sound designer and engineer for technical theatre, and my internship will involve putting those skills to work on a podcast for a local small business in Paris!