Alissa Smith ’20 – IES Paris, France – Summer


My name is Alissa Smith and I am a Business and Communication double major from Troy, Michigan. I just finished my sophomore year and I am stoked to be studying abroad this summer in Paris, France! I play on the women’s basketball team at Hope, and am also involved in the Baker Scholars and the Outdoor Adventure Club. I am passionate about athletics, the great outdoors, and traveling. I am excited to immerse myself in French culture, get lost in the streets of Paris, and eat as many croissants as possible. I hope to experience French life similar to a local Parisian, as well as venture outside of Paris to expand my cultural knowledge. Thank you for following me on this incredible journey and I hope you find your own passion for adventure!

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