My name is Julie Kessler, and I am a student in the College of Business at Bowling Green State University. My talons are “so far up”, but my BGSU pride isn’t keeping me from running away from Northwestern Ohio for my junior year of college to participate in the educational abroad opportunity of a lifetime at EM Strasbourg Business School in Strasbourg, France.
|EM Strasbourg Business School|
In exchange for a year of my college life in America, this French Grand École will give me a dual degree Bachelor of Arts in European Management, and so much more in terms of experiences. Go BGSU College of Business for maintaining partnerships like this which give students like me such awesome opportunities during my undergraduate experience!
The whole year? Yes,
I am studying abroad for the whole academic year, but late August to early May
Are you scared? Yes,
I am scared, but that fear is to my excitement.
The whole year? Yes, I am studying abroad for the whole academic year, but late August to early May is .
Are you scared? Yes, I am scared, but that fear is to my excitement.
I am excited to share that I am almost done with all of the prep work to go to Strasbourg! Just today I sent my international wire deposit for my apartment. I’ll be living in Residence de la Marne with a female student from Portugal. She and I met on a student housing Facebook page after neither of us got accommodation through university housing, and I’m feeling extremely fortunate that it worked out this way! My apartment will be more expensive than a university dorm, but I have much more space and I’m right across the street from the university. (Sidenote to potential study abroad students: university accommodation is not guaranteed, but there are plenty of alternatives available! When I say La Marne is more expensive, I should specify. I will pay 325 euros a month, which currently exchanges to 388 US dollars. University dorms in Strasbourg vary in price, but the most inexpensive option close to the university could be rented at a conversion to about $200/month.)
My checklist of to-do's still includes:
For now, I'll keep working hard at my internship with Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity as I anxiously anticipate the day I get to open my eyes to a whole new life in Strasbourg, France. I've been looking forward to this exchange program since I visited BGSU as a senior in high school, and now it's just two months away.
Thank you for reading along as I prepare for this adventure! I can't wait to share my experiences with you!
Love"Wander with wonder and the whole world becomes home"-Tyler Knott Gregson