A student's experience studying abroad
Meet Lauren Stoch, '20, and learn about her study abroad experience to Campus International de Cannes in Cannes, France.
My study abroad experience
The study abroad experience in Cannes, France, at Campus International de Cannes helped me grow as a person by enhancing my communication skills.
I faced challenges such as language barriers and dealing with people from different backgrounds of life. As time went on during my trip I realized that I was learning important skills about how to understand and get along with people who are very different than me. I truly believe that the time I spent in France was life changing for me and quite possibly the one thing that has had the greatest impact on my life. I met people from all over the world and built friendships that will last forever. Studying a language in a country that speaks that language was very beneficial and helped me excel in the French language.
Overall, I have been evaluating myself since I have gotten back from France and I have noticed enormous growth within myself. I would not trade the time I spent abroad for anything in the world.
Meet Lauren Stoch, '20
Lauren is an alum, graduating in 2020 with a double major in Public Relations and Communications and minor in Art.
A native of Homer Glen, Illinois, Lauren graduated from Lockport Township High School. She earned multiple letters on the Stritch Wolves' softball team. A pitcher/first baseman, Lauren earned All-Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) following her sophomore and junior seasons. She was the president of Stritch's Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
Internships have played a crucial role in Lauren's Stritch experience. She served in Stritch's Experiential Learning and Career Education (ELCE) Office as a junior and at the Elite Sports Club on the marketing team. "Both internships have given me amazing experiences that will help me be successful in my future," according to Lauren.
Reflecting on her time at Stritch Lauren shared, "I chose Stritch because I loved the smaller class sizes and small campus size in general."