Now, traveling from Houston, Texas to Rennes, France is not an easy feat on anyone’s part. The cost is simply too daunting for most individuals like myself to do at the drop of a hat. However, I think most people would agree that the opportunity to go to France or any country for that matter, to simply observe and reciprocate the professionalism that is exemplified for just a month, holds a profound value that results in self realization and an increased empathy for people who may have differing opinions than myself. Back to the topic on hand, what are some ways that you as a donor can help? The simplest answer to that question would be, money (preferably the cost of a small coffee from any cafe). But I myself am a realist and realize that it’s hard to give money to organizations that you don’t know where the profit will go, so a simple share would be most obliged.
Hi, my name’s Chrishawna Johnson and I’m from Houston, Texas. I am currently enrolled in multiple rigorous courses and use my free time to either work or volunteer at my local hospice facility. I wish to pursue a career in the medical field to rejuvenate the lackluster community that I once grew up in. By doing that, I’ve expanded my linguistic horizon by studying the French language for five years and Spanish for two. By traveling to France, I wish to gain a different perspective on how Europe and the Americas function toward the greater well being of its people. This is a once in a lifetime experience that would give me the platform to create a positive change for myself and my community.
I suppose the only way to truly experience modern French culture would be to either live there firsthand or buy an icredibly expensive VR game system to emulate the same as the former. The Rennes Language Intensive FLO is a studying abroad program that allows students in America to stay and commemorate with host families for 2-4 weeks. While abroad students like myself, will receive a first person view of the customs and the political, social, or even economic problems that the country of their choice faces. A widened perspective eliminates the possibility of fearing other cultures because you simply do not know about the way their culture is set up. Unnecessary fear breeds hate and for pursing my goal of accessible heath care, that simply is not needed.