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- Grounded in foreign affairs, student looks at the aviation industry in US-French relations
- Two different perspectives give an in-depth picture of the art market
- Electronic transactions and cross-cultural interactions

Grounded in foreign affairs, student looks at the aviation industry in US-French relations

Name: Stephanie W.
Undergraduate major field: Foreign Affairs & French Language and Literature
Goals for her Paris Field Study: To acclimate to French society and workplace and become completely fluent in French.
Placement: US embassy commercial service
Responsibilities as intern:
- Writing market briefs; research competitors as well as potential markets and new clients within the French Defense and Civilian Aviation sectors
- Coordinate logistics for receptions at Ambassador’s Residence and the Paris Air Show.
- Help arrange meetings between American companies and potential international clients; market research, communication with French and American organization, preparation of follow-up materials
Subject of research: Trade-protectionism: Brilliant policy or old-fashioned idea?
And... Stephanie puts her international experience to use as she works for a large law firm specializing in immigration.

Two different perspectives give an in depth picture of the art market

Name: Charlotte D.
Undergraduate major field(s): International Relations, French
Goals for her Field Study semester: To explore international business through an internship in the cultural field.
Placement: Gallery for contemporary art & Sotheby’s
Responsibilities as intern:
- Assist in the preparation for the FIAC (international contemporary art faire)
- Help in installing a new exhibit in the gallery space
- Assist the head of client services in preparation for auction sale; research on events and clients
Subject of research: The Art Market in France
And... Charlotte Went on to work as a marketing intern for Sotheby’s and uses that experience in sales development oin her job at a major cosmetics brand.

Electronic transactions and cross-cultural interactions

Name: Courtney V.
Undergraduate major field(s): Finance, French Studies
Goals for her Field Study semester: To experience life as a business professional and start a network in the international business world.
Placement: No. 1 European firm in electronic transactions
Responsibilities as intern:
- Assist in the development of future mobile payment systems for public facilities
- Research past methods of electronic payment, consumer confidence and company implementation of these methods
- Compile information and studies on technological payment systems to make projections for future progressive payment systems.
Subject of research: Mobile Means of Payment: An opportunity for the future?
And... Courtney continues to work in business with a multinational beverages company, managing promotions.
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