Kyle H.

Manhattan, NY

The study abroad island immersion to Guadeloupe was a life changing event. Being fully immersed into the French Caribbean culture helped change my outlook on what learning a language meant to me. While studying a language abroad you understand the importance that the cultural aspect has on your learning capabilities. Waking up and going through your day hearing everyone around you, in and outside of the classroom, speaking the French language really helps you pick up on the dialect and the vocabulary. The events that were coordinated by Madame Rubio outside of the classroom shaped the entire trip. Whether it was a boat trip across the ocean to a neighboring island or a scavenger hunt throughout the city, we always had an exciting activity that taught us more about the culture while having a great time. I would never advise someone to shy away from such a learning and cultural experience.