Clarissa Cardarelli

Clarissa Cardarelli.

Why did you choose Social Sciences Interdisciplinary?

I’m from Orchard Park, New York, and I am studying French, linguistics and international studies with a regional focus in Africa.

I chose international studies as my major since I have always loved learning foreign languages and about foreign cultures. I plan to use what I have learned about foreign relations, economics and politics to pursue a career traveling around the world and working in diplomacy. As I am also interested in education and language, I would like to attend graduate school for TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

My favorite class at UB was International Business Cultures, not because I am interested in business, but because it highlighted the differences in business due to culture. This class helped me to understand interconnections among cultures and improve my cross-cultural communication.

What's your favorite book?

"A Hundred Summers" by Beatriz Williams.

What's your favorite movie?

"27 Dresses" and "The Great Gatsby."

What are some of your hobbies and interests?

Since high school, I have loved colorguard and winterguard. I also like to travel and go on road trips.

Fun fact?

Last summer, I studied abroad in Dakar, Senegal. While there, I learned about the Senegalese and West African cultures, improved my French and learned to speak some Wolof.

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