Wow, I can’t believe that my plane leaves on Sunday and I go back home. Being in Québec has certainly been an incredible experience. I have learned so much by just forcing myself into the language it is amazing. What feels like a whole semester has been pushed into five weeks and it is already time to go. I’m so thankful I was given the opportunity to attend this program for many reasons. The first, I will be applying to the Peace Corps this semester as soon as I get back. I would like to teach english or work in HIV/AIDS education/prevention. I knew if I was sent to Africa learning french before applying would be a great way to start understanding the french language and get that advantage on my application. I also knew that Laval is an amazing university with very rich history, it sounded like a dream come true. I most certainly recommend anyone that wants to be immersed in the french language to give this program as try because it is worth it.
I have learned the classes can be a bit challenging, however, there are so many people that are able to help you at reasonable hours. I have also become somewhat familiar with the culture. The people of Québec have be able to understand that I am here to learn and they really admire that, they locals are so understanding that they even try to help you when they see you are having a difficult time. I’m also so very proud of myself and the amount of french that I have learned. I came here knowing almost zero french with having only a background with french 101 and have grown tremendously! Québec has been wonderful, again, I am very thankful I was given the opportunity to attend such a fun and alive program!