Michaela Stock ’20 – IES Abroad Paris, France

My name is Michaela Stock, and I attend Hope College as a Recording Arts Media Marketing major with minors in French and Art History. I’m spending my senior year abroad in Paris studying with IES Abroad and the Paris School of Business. My first semester in Paris was spent exploring the beauty of the city, figuring out how to get around (without Google Maps!), and meeting locals who call Paris their “hometown.” Over the next semester, I’m excited to continue deepening the new friendships I’ve made, traveling through more of Europe, and growing in my French language skills.

I’m currently pursuing a career in the music industry as an artist manager and music journalist. I’m on management teams for three bands, write for an arts and entertainment magazine, and have my own band. When I’m not making my own music, working for other musicians or at a concert, I spend my days sipping an endless stream of coffee, reading, creating and people-watching.