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Student Ambassadors

Meet our student ambassadors!

Learn more about the European Study Center (ESC) semester abroad program from real students who are at the European Study Center right now or who have already studied abroad in Strasbourg.

 
 
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Fall 2017 Social Media Ambassador

Justin Beaudrot

Kirsten Quinn

Birmingham Southern College

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  1. What is your year and academic concentration?I am a junior in college studying Human Rights and Conflict Studies with a minor in Theatre Arts at Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama. 

  2. Have you traveled abroad before? If so, where and for what purpose?
    I have been fortunate enough to travel on vacations to Italy, Spain, France, and England. I've spent the most time in Italy, exploring Venice, Florence, Rome, Tuscany. 

  3. Have you studied abroad before? If so, where and what did you study?
    In January 2017, I spent a month studying Human Rights in Ireland. I also spent some time in Northern Ireland. 

  4. Why did you choose the ESC Strasbourg program? Working, studying, and living in a different culture has immeasurable benefits. Students abroad learn how to adapt inside and outside of the classroom. Community is one of the most important aspects of life, and CEPA’s ESC Strasbourg program provides its students with opportunities through service learning, community outreach, and exploration. Europe is one of the most important regions in the world. While abroad, I am given an entirely different perspective with which to view politics and the relations of other countries and foster my leadership development. This allows me to observe and learn outside of the classroom. Strasbourg is centrally located in Europe and living here provides me with opportunities to explore so many institutions. 
  1. What are you most looking forward to during your study abroad program? I am most looking forward to immersing myself into European culture, specifically French. Strasbourg has a unique history, and therefore a unique culture and atmosphere. 

  2. What are some of your interests and hobbies?
    Dancing, Theater and literature. I love that Leo Tolstoy formerly stayed at the Chateau de Portales, which now houses the ESC Strasbourg.

  3. Do you speak any foreign languages?
    I have some proficiency in Mandarin Chinese, and I am studying French while in Strasbourg. 

  4. What do you expect to gain from your semester in Strasbourg?
    I expect to grow as a student and as an individual. The ESC Strasbourg program allows me to explore my interests through an interdisciplinary focus. I will leave this semester with a better understanding of Europe and of myself. 

Fall 2017 Social Media Ambassador

Justin Beaudrot

Isaac Obioma

West Virginia University

Social Media Ambassador for Facebook

  1. What is your year and academic concentration?
    I am currently a junior at West Virginia University studying diplomacy and international security.

  2. Have you traveled abroad before? If so, where and for what purpose?
    I’ve traveled around Europe many times as well as doing service work in Mexico.

  3. Have you studied abroad before? If so, where and what did you study?
    I studied in Zaragoza, Spain during my junior year of high school studying Spanish language.

  4. Why did you choose the ESC Strasbourg program?
    I have a great interest in French language and culture as well as the practices of the EU.

  5. What are you most looking forward to during your study abroad program?
    I’m very excited to learn more about Europe, myself, and to make many friends along the way.

  6. What are some of your interests and hobbies?
    Photography and Netflix binging.

  7. Do you speak any foreign languages?
    I speak Spanish.

  8. What do you expect to gain from your semester in Strasbourg?
    Hopefully, I will walk away from this experience with a greater knowledge of the French language and a greater knowledge of the world around me.

Summer Intercultural Leadership 2017 Social Media Ambassador

Justin Beaudrot

Jonah Harris, Summer Intercultural Leadership 2017 Social Media Ambassador

  1. What is your year and academic concentration?
    I am a fourth year Political Science major.

  2. Have you traveled abroad before? If so, where and for what purpose?
    I have travelled to Austria, Albania, Italy, and Central America.

  3. Have you studied abroad before? If so, where and what did you study?
    This is my first time studying abroad.

  4. Why did you choose the ESC Strasbourg program?
    Because of my versatile background, I appreciate courses such as intercultural communication and global leadership.

  5. What are you most looking forward to during your study abroad program?
    Learning about business, culture, and exploring France.

  6. What are some of your interests and hobbies?
    I love to travel, listen to music, dance, and spend time with my family and friends.

  7. Do you speak any foreign languages?
    I speak Albanian, some Italian and French.

  8. What do you expect to gain from your semester in Strasbourg?
    I expect to gain educational and fun experience.

Summer Intercultural Leadership 2017 Social Media Ambassador

Julia Rangel

Julia Rangel, Summer Intercultural Leadership 2017 Social Media Ambassador

  1. What is your year and academic concentration?
    I am a junior studying Political Science, International Affairs

  2. Have you traveled abroad before? If so, where and for what purpose?
    Yes, Peru for Church and I traveled to Jaimaca and Paris for school.

  3. Have you studied abroad before? If so, where and what did you study?
    I studied in Jaimaca for humanities and Paris for French language.

  4. Why did you choose the ESC Strasbourg program?
    I want to work with foreign politics and practice my French. This program was the best fit for me.

  5. What are you most looking forward to during your study abroad program?
    Learning more about the European Union and meeting the people involved. Practicing my French and seeing all of the places.

  6. What are some of your interests and hobbies?
    Writing, reading, and taking photos.

  7. Do you speak any foreign languages?
    Oui. Je peux parler Francais un peu.

  8. What do you expect to gain from your semester in Strasbourg?
    Insight into the EU and international institutions.

Spring 2017 Social Media Ambassador

Justin Beaudrot

Justin Beaudrot, Spring 2017 Social Media Ambassador

  1. What is your year and academic concentration?
    I am in my Freshman year and studying Medicine.

  2. Have you traveled abroad before? If so, where and for what purpose?
    Yes, I did an exchange in 2014 to Canada. Tourism to the US, Chile, Punta del Este, Brazil.

  3. Have you studied abroad before? If so, where and what did you study?
    Yes, in Canada (Vancouver). I was in High School.

  4. Why did you choose the ESC Strasbourg program?
    I think leadership is important to everyone and I really wanted to travel to Europe.

  5. What are you most looking forward to during your study abroad program?
    Learn about different cultures, travel, maybe learn basic French.

  6. What are some of your interests and hobbies?
    Travelling, snowboarding, horseback riding, surfing.

  7. Do you speak any foreign languages?
    Spanish and Portuguese.

  8. What do you expect to gain from your semester in Strasbourg?
    Knowledge, friends, and good moments.

Spring 2017 Social Media Ambassador

Justin Beaudrot

Maria Lorditch, Spring 2017 Social Media Ambassador

  1. What is your year and academic concentration?
    In Strasbourg I am fulfilling my minor in International Studies. At WVU my major is Strategic Communications with an emphasis in Advertising and minors in Political Science and International Studies. 

  2. Have you traveled abroad before? If so, where and for what purpose?
    In high school I went on two EF Tours. My first trip was to Southern Spain in 2012. We visited Madrid, Toledo, Sevilla, Costa Del Sol and Granda. In 2013 I did another EF Tour to Costa Rica. These purpose of these tours was to explore the two countries and to gain international wisdom at the young ages of 15 and 18.

  3. Why did you choose the ESC Strasbourg program?
    When I was completing my search for study abroad programs, I wanted a program that correlated with my Political Science minor. I ended up choosing the ESC Strasbourg program for multiple reasons. The first being that I would be able to take international studies courses, learning from professors all over the world and building global networking connections from my professors and peers alike. My family roots are also from the Alsace region and I wanted a chance to live in a place my ancestors once did. Finally, I wanted a city that was in a prime location in order for me to travel as much as possible throughout my semester. Strasbourg is at the heart of Europe and I thought that it was be the perfect location to allow for easy traveling access.

  4. What are you most looking forward to during your study abroad program?
    For my study abroad program I am most looking forward to making new discoveries and having an adventure of a lifetime. I believe the whole purpose of study abroad is to step outside one's comfort zone and explore the unknown. In a matter of a month I have already met hundreds of wonderful people; explored the regions of Alsace, Paris and Germany, been able to learn from accredited European professors and have had the chance to experience Europe like I never imagined.

  5. What are some of your interests and hobbies?
    I have many interest and hobbies! I love to write, through this experience I have been able to add to my blogging site and challenge my poetry sills. I have previously written for multiple websites on female empowerment so it is exciting to explore a new field of writing while in Strasbourg. I also love to workout and go running. I go running almost everyday in Strasbourg and around the Chateau.

  6. Do you speak any foreign languages?
    I am not fluent in any other language other than English but this experience and has greatly challenged my Spanish and French language skills. Hopefully by the end of the trip I will be able to say I speak two languages!

  7. What do you expect to gain from your semester in Strasbourg?
    I truly hope that I leave Strasbourg as a more cultured, confident knowledgable person. The CEPA organization as well as EM Strasbourg Business School gives me so many opportunities throughout this semester to learn more about the European Union, the history of Alsace and European culture. I have the opportunity to learn about Europe not only from my professors but also by surrounding myself with hundreds of international students both in and out of the classroom. I know I will come back to the U.S. as a changed person. I will have learned so much not only about others by the time I come home but also about myself.