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A student's experience studying abroad

Meet Stritch senior Lauren Stoch and learn about her study abroad experience to Campus International de Cannes in Cannes, France.


Please visit the Study Abroad Office in Bonaventure Hall 1070 to learn more or email the Study Abroad Office at


Please visit the Study Abroad Office in Bonaventure Hall 1070 to learn more or email the Study Abroad Office at

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.

Study abroad Cannes, France

Meet Lauren Stoch

Lauren is a senior who is double majoring in Public Relations and Communications and minoring in Art. She is on track to graduate in May 2020.

A native of Homer Glen, Illinois, Lauren graduated from Lockport Township High School. She is a three-year letterwinner 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 is the current 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. She is interning on the Elite Sports Club marketing team. "Both internships have given me amazing experiences that will help me be successful in my future," according to Lauren. Following graduation, Lauren plans to travel while searching for jobs. She also is considering pursuing a master's degree in Sport Management.

Reflecting on her time at Stritch Lauren shared, "I chose Stritch because I loved the smaller class sizes and small campus size in general."