Student Stories

Read up on RLL students and their adventures abroad!

8/6/18
"It’s not the place that automatically changes one’s global perspective, but that person him or herself who learns to adapt to a different way of life; and, eventually, in becoming comfortable enough within whichever place they live, they thus come to think of that place as home. It’s sure that Besançon became my home and that, when the time came, I was hesitant to leave."
8/6/18
"The best part of my study abroad experience by far was the bilingual teaching internship I was able to do while in Spain. It gave me an insight to see from one thing what it’s like to be a Spanish teacher and all of the responsibilities that are included."
3/12/18
"Life in Paris… what can I say? C’est magnifique! It has deepened my love for the French culture, language and literature and I look forward to bringing this joy and passion back with me in the fall."
3/12/18
"This program did a stellar job of immersing you in the Spanish culture/lifestyle. To actually live in a Spanish household makes you engage in conversation (especially when your host mom doesn’t speak English)."
3/12/18
"We talked about the 'special something' that Peru has; the magical something that everyone feels when they are there and we talked of my plans to revisit the beautiful place."
3/12/18
"Words can not describe how incredible my study abroad experience was. Being in Andalucia, Spain, I was able to experience a wide variety of culture and diversity unique to this region, specifically Granada."
3/12/18
"This summer I decided to do something I have never done before. I spent three weeks in Chicoutimi, Quebec, where I lived alone in a region foreign to me, where English was definitely not a language you could pass by with."
3/12/18
"Upon arrival in the city of Seville, I was unaware of all of the differences that I would be immersed in. It seemed that I had been surrounded by a whole new world, and from that point forward I knew how much my knowledge of the Spanish language and culture would be enriched."
3/12/18
"In class, I learned about the local language and culture and was able to apply my knowledge outside of the classroom; when my friends and I ordered arroz con habichuelas in Spanish at our favorite lunch spot, Vidy’s, or on our weekend excursions when we went to places we learned about like El Yunque Rainforest, Ponce, and the village mercado."
3/12/18
"I am so fortunate to have had this great opportunity during my education. I really made the most of my experiences and feel as though I will be better prepared for my Spanish studies at the graduate level in the future."