Professional Success

Here is to my last week in Paris! I cannot believe that these 8 weeks have gone by so fast. I remember being told by an EUSA team member how 8 weeks would go by without even realizing it–I guess I did not believe him until now. During my stay in Paris, France I have…

Low Context Live Translation

Hello everyone from Paris! This week has absolutely flown by, and I cannot believe that I am already this close to being finished with my internship! It is incredible how quickly slipping into a routine can make time pass, even when you are in a foreign country. This past week was productive, but unfortunately, I…

High Context Cultures

According to the numerous publications and studies that describe the differences between high and low context cultures, France is considered to have a high context culture. As someone who is currently living in Paris, France and who has had interactions with the locals, I can confidently agree with the experts. Today I will be discussing…

Getting Covid in Paris!

After more than two years of us facing a pandemic, I finally got Covid for the first time last week. I had two coworkers that went to the office while being sick in the beginning of the week that later tested positive. After a couple of days, all of us who were still working in…

Paris Gets Really Hot!

Hello everyone! This past week has been extremely interesting in Paris! We have had the hottest weather of the year so far, which without air conditioning really feels like a whole other level of suffering compared to the heat I am used to from Pittsburgh! As a result of the heat, alongside the entire city…

Learning Leadership

Leadership is a soft skill that is highly valued in the professional field. Most of the time it means that you are a fair and inclusive leader when it comes to group or team projects. That is, you give every team member the chance to speak and to be listened to and that you lead…

What I have been learning!

Hi everyone!  It is crazy to think that I am more than halfway through this study abroad. I remember my first day here, arriving at my host family‚Äôs house, extremely insecure with my French and anxious about the upcoming weeks. Nearly a month later, I am very happy to see that I have used this…

Week 5: Visiting Old Friends!

Hello everyone! I have officially crossed the half-way point for my time in Paris! As I begin week 5 out of 8, I have been trying to make an effort to actively reflect on the positives and negatives of my experience thus far in order to best understand what to continue and what to change…

Skills learned

Internships are critical for professional development and that is a fact. They teach us different skills that help us enter the professional field. Although, I think we can all agree that there are some internships where we do not feel the professional not personal progress. In other words, we feel as though we do not…