Sophie V.

Oakland, CA

Kathy was an integral part of one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. I participated in a summer program in Nice, France and felt fully immersed in the culture, thanks to Kathy. At 16 years old, I was insecure about my French language skills- Kathy assured me that I could effectively communicate if I only tried.¬†Above all, the collaborative environment that Kathy fostered led me to meet people on the trip that continue to be my very best friends to this day. Kathy allowed me to feel comfortable and confident abroad…and it truly changed the way I saw myself as I transitioned into adulthood. Thank you, Kathy!!