In the summer of 2018, I had the pleasure of traveling to Martinique for my final French class of college. It was initially daunting to travel to a new country with four other strangers and a professor, but it turned out to be one of the best experiences of my life. Not only did my French language skills improve astronomically through living with a host family and our daily classes, but Madame was by far the best and my favorite teacher that I’ve ever had and I grew so close to the other students in just a matter of hours. She truly cares about her students in the classroom and far beyond. I’m sure the trip would have been completely different without her incredible language abilities and passion for adventure and I wish we could’ve stayed on our little island speaking French for forever! I could not recommend traveling with her more, so merci Madame for an extremely fulfilling summer!