The Duke in Paris program was one of the best experiences I've had since coming to Duke. The highlight of my experience was definitely when my host parents offered to take me on a walk around Paris. The photo above was taken during the walk. I learned so much about the city that night and even more over my stay with them!
The program does an amazing job matching students with families for the homestay! My host mom worked in a field similar to the one I would like to go into, and I was able to learn not only the French language, but also about what was happening in France that related to my interests.
Moving forward, I plan to continue taking French classes. This program inspired me to complete a French minor, and I would love to visit France again in the future! The knowledge of this program also expands beyond just language. I now know much more about literature and cinematography, knowledge that I will use to explore more classes outside of my major at Duke!
My advice for students considering study abroad is to DO IT! You never know what the world holds until you explore it, and your experiences exceed your expectations.
Class of 2021, Psychology