Rachel Kline is a University of Florida student studying abroad for the Spring 2016 semester in Strasbourg, France. If you want to learn more about her program, click here: Georgia State University – Strasbourg (European Union Studies).
- What is your year and academic concentration?
I’m a third year student majoring in Political Science and Economics, and minoring in Leadership and English.
- Have you traveled abroad before? If so, where and for what purpose?
I have traveled to France, Italy, Spain, Israel, Croatia, Greece and Turkey either with family or through other programs.
- Have you studied abroad before? If so, where and what did you study?
I have never studied abroad before!
- Where are you studying abroad and why did you choose to study there?
I am studying in Strasbourg, France because I’m participating in a fantastic European Union Studies Program through GSU and CEPA. I’m excited to explore a new part of France, and it’s only two miles away from Germany so I’m sure I’ll be spending plenty of time there as well! The location is perfect because it’s so centrally located and I’ll have the opportunity to participate in various activities included in my program that are very relevant to what I am studying.
- What are you most looking forward to during your study abroad program?
I most looking forward to reinventing myself over four months in a place I have never even visited. I’m going alone and with another school which both terrifies and excites me. Abandoning all familiarity appeals to me because I believe it will shape me more as a person.
- What are some of your interests and hobbies?
At UF I’m very active in Gators for Israel and my sorority Alpha Chi Omega. Additionally, music has alway been a huge part of my life, I was in the Gator Band my first year at UF. Other than that, I like reading, being outside, travel, and patting animals.