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Paris : Testimonials (Paris)

The following program testimonial responses have been selected for publication by Education Abroad
Final Reflection Questions
What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
When abroad, I had the opportunity to meet people from literally everywhere in the world (except Antarctica) and one thing I really took away was perspective. No matter our strong beliefs on certain issues, there is always a different rational opinion on something which are a factor of geography, politics, education, etc. It is okay to have a fervent position but its important to be open-minded when hearing out others. Also, the life-style really got me. I wasn't expecting such eloquence and a high standard of living. I am not just talking about food: clothing, speech, architecture, etc.
— Matthew Garces, Spring 2016
What are your words of advice to students considering this program?
I'd recommend going on the Sciences Po website and looking at their course registration to see the courses they offer. The actual list might vary a little depending on which semester you decide to go abroad, but they should stay relatively the same. Not to mention that Sciences Po is the 4th best school for international relations and political science, so even if I am biased, I highly recommend this program to any student who is interested!
— Matthew Garces, Spring 2016
How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
I became much more fluent in French than from before I went, and now that I am trilingual, I feel more than prepared to apply my language skills in any job/field I get accepted to. Moreover, I was able to create many contacts with students and professors in Paris and hopefully I can use those connections to find potential jobs and internships.
— Matthew Garces, Spring 2016