Blog 1 – Hopeful and Enthusiastic

May 20, 2017

My internship is at KEDGE Business School in Bordeaux, France. My responsibilities include welcoming prospective students, giving them a tour of the campus, participating in singing and dance performances to create a fun and engaging atmosphere. I chose this internship because I love speaking French and meeting people from different backgrounds and with different experiences. When I was a junior in high school, I visited France for a week, but I only visited Rennes and Paris. I have never visited Bordeaux before and I was very interested to see how the culture of the different sides of the country differ. At the moment, I am enjoying my time in Bordeaux, and I find it to be one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited. I am glad this internship gives me the opportunity to explore the city and really take in the culture and interact with the locals as well as other students.

A goal I have during this internship is to, of course, improve my French skills; I would like to have better comprehension and be able to speak faster and more coherently. I would also like to have a better understanding of the country’s culture by experiencing it first-handedly through meeting other students and locals. This will be the first time where I will be completely alone in a place where I do not know anyone, so I know I will have to take more risks and be more sociable and outgoing. I’m hoping that at the end of the internship I will have learned to be more independent as well as how to communicate with others in a new language and environment.

I’ve included the two beautiful views I had the pleasure of viewing on my journey to Bordeaux. The first is the plane ride, and the second is the view from my room.

2 thoughts on “Blog 1 – Hopeful and Enthusiastic

  • May 20, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    This is such an exciting opportunity! It’s so cool that you can do something that you love and at the same time improve your French skills. I definitely agree that being in a place where you don’t know anyone will require taking more risks and initiatives. Can’t wait to hear more about your experience!

  • May 22, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    I’m glad that you’re enjoying the beauty of the city! I know I’m always nervous when I’m in a new place with unfamiliar faces, so I’m really interested to learn from your experiences and your risks!


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