Introducing Melodie Lee

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What is/are your major(s)?

International Studies

What is/are your minor(s)?

Spanish and Business

What is the name of your study abroad program?

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

In what city & country is your study abroad program located?

Amsterdam, Netherlands

What is one thing that you are most anticipating about your study abroad experience?

I anticipate that it will be exciting and challenging. I am both an American and European citizen, and I have experienced the differences between living and traveling abroad. I anticipate learning a lot more from living abroad than I ever would by simply being a tourist for a week, and as difficult as it may be to adjust to a new culture, It will be an experience worth sharing with other students.

Why did you decide to study abroad? or What inspired you to study abroad?

Before I even started my first year at DU, I wanted to study abroad. Not only because I have to for my major, but because I am the happiest when exploring and studying in new places. It was a no-brainer when I saw the flyer advertising studying abroad in STURM hall during the last fall quarter. My biggest life in goal is to visit all of the continents and as many countries as possible. I want to experience new cultures, languages, ways of living, etc. It is truly what makes my soul happy.

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Photo of Nyhavn, the iconic waterfront canal in Copenhagen, Denmark this summer. It was my favorite city I have visited so far.
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Introducing Darby Anson

What is/are your major(s)?

French and Francophone Studies

What is/are your minor(s)?

Business Administration and Astrophysics 

What is the name of your study abroad program?

IAU College: The French Honors Program

In what city & country is your study abroad program located?

Aix-en-Provence, France

What is one thing that you are most anticipating about your study abroad experience?

I am anticipating my arrival and the first few weeks. I am in the honors program, so that means everything will be in all French all the time, which can be intimidating, but in a good way. I’m excited to meet my host family and others who will be studying here as well. I am also really looking forward to traveling!!

Why did you decide to study abroad? or What inspired you to study abroad?

I am a French major, so being fully immersed is a huge opportunity, for both the language aspect as well as the culture and growth opportunities. I traveled to France a few years ago and fell in love with everything. Ever since, I have wanted to go back and DU gave me that opportunity. 

DU Dance Team at the Hockey Campout this year! I am a captain of the team, so this is who I spend majority of my time with!