Rachel Guthro

Study Abroad Blogger

  • Aix-en-Provence, France

Background

Major: French

Minor: Women's Studies

 Age: 20

 Career Goal: I want to be a high school French teacher and I've been considering the idea of teaching English abroad.

City, Country, School: Studying in Aix-en-Provence, France with Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA)

Why did you choose this location? As a French Major I am required to study abroad in a French speaking country. I've dreamed of going to France for years, so I'm very excited to be able to go. I'm taking an intensive language course and I've heard that it's not as easy to slip back into English in smaller cities, like Aix, as opposed to Paris. My goal is one day be fluent in French.

What are you most excited to do while abroad?  I most excited to be able to expand my language skills and immerse myself in the culture. I can't wait to try the food, meet new people, and see as much as I can of France.

What is your favorite item from home that you are bringing? My camera so I can document my trip.

 

Read Rachel's blog: http://postcardsfromaixenprovence.tumblr.com/