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ASA Summerfuel: Summer Abroad at the University of Nice
Interview with Nikki Kaufmann, ASA Summerfuel alum
GO: Why did you decide to study abroad with ASA Summerfuel in Nice, France?
Nikki: I decided to study abroad with ASA Summerfuel in Nice because the program appealed to me culturally, socially, and academically.
GO: What made your study abroad experience unique and special?
Nikki: This study abroad experience was by far the best experience of my entire life. I experienced the French culture through food, music, art, and sport. I was truly immersed in French culture, and I never wanted to leave. The environment is truly the most beautiful place which I had ever been to. The aquatic landscape made it possible for me and my friends to do tons of activities and relax on the beach.
GO: How has this experience impacted your future?
Nikki: This experience has changed me for the better. I have learned to be more independent, and how to not be afraid to speak up. I became more outgoing, and have benefited from becoming more outgoing. Academically, I have improved drastically in French reading, writing, listening, and speaking because of my real-world training.
The friends which I made in Nice are ones that I talk to every day, and they are some of my closest friends. Before the trip, I was completely apprehensive about going, but once I got there, I was so happy that I forgot why I had been nervous in the first place. There is not a day when I do not think about Nice and how it has benefited me.
About ASA Summerfuel
ASA Summerfuel offers exciting study abroad programs geared towards helping high school students develop a global understanding. The goals are simple and focus on cultural engagement, exploration, recreation, language study, social engagement, academic enrichment, responsibility, independence and growth. Students spend a summer building a deep connection to the host country, local families, teachers and more! So what are you waiting for? Check out some great opportunities below!