Describe Your First Experience Abroad?
My first ever trip abroad was with my high school French class when I was 17. We went on a 10-day tour throughout France, seeing Paris, the châteaux of the Loire Valley, the coast of Bretagne, and ending in Monaco and Nice. It was such an amazing and eye-opening experience, seeing as I had never left the country before! It was while I was walking around the streets of Nice that I decided I was going to switch from studying Political Science to French so that I could one day live in France, and voila! The rest is history.
Where are you from, where did you go to college & what did you major in at college?
Rockford, Illinois. I attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (I-L-L!) where I studied French and minored in Teaching English as a Second Language.
What countries have you visited?
Belgium, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Macau, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Philippines, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Vatican City