What Students have said about their experience in the Paris Gateway Program...
|“Because of the various activities, I was able to learn about French society through a number of different angles. I feel like I am finally qualified to comment on this society."|
|"I learned I can live independently in a foreign country—I may even consider living in Paris in the future."|
About their practicum...
|"I was doing something that interested me [at my internship], and at the same time learning about Paris. I loved how small the company was, because it allowed me to participate in many projects."|
|“Many of the women I worked with were in their 20’s and 30’s and I was able to learn about popular French culture."|
|“It was much more interesting learning about procedures [to become a French citizen] in a hands-on setting versus inside a classroom."|
|“Speaking in French to people in an office setting helped push my French past the general phrases of age, major, and interests."|
|"I loved my internship. Each day got easier and more interesting. It was the perfect place to improve my French and also learn the ways of French society."|