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As with all things COVID, the ESA Paris program for the first time in 43 years had to be canceled. Every summer this local California study program takes aspiring Parisians on a whirlwind monthlong adventure like no other. It was through this program that I fell in love with Paris 7 years ago and why you are seeing this right now. It is unfortunate to all those who were expecting to be there this year and all though this can’t replace that, this monthlong celebration hopes to celebrate all things Paris! Join me and many others as we bring you Paris through our eyes and memories.
Six years ago this month I committed to going abroad to Paris with ESA (European Studies Association) and it was the best decision I ever made. I’m here now to tell you why ESA Paris is one of the best study abroad programs in California, and why doing this is something worth considering.
Learning a new language besides your native one is truly one of the best things you can do in life. The benefits are easy to see, you will add a great skill to your resume, learn how to communicate with a different culture, and keep your mind sharp as you age. Although learning a new language is something many people do for school, work, or pleasure it is usually difficult to maintain a sustained interest in it without strong determination and proper goals.
...You will most likely be a different person now that you are back...It is without a doubt you will experience many things being back and during the immediate days or weeks following that you will go through a process known as reentry shock...Everyone's experience will be different but just know that you aren’t alone and that you will be forever grateful to yourself for doing it.
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Part 2 of 3 in a series dedicated to studying abroad on why you should, how to do it, and what to expect.
Now that you decided you want to study abroad it is time to figure out how exactly to accomplish that because frankly that is the hardest part.
Although this guide will have information for studying abroad in general its focus will be on France. This will also cover studying abroad for a whole semester (or year). I will cover shorter programs like the ESA Paris summer one in another post.