I used to be a professional skier. It was my job to travel around the world and attend world cup competitions. I had been in France a few times before and loved the French. One year, in between competitions I went down to Marseille, in the South of France, with my team. I fell in love with the South of France.
My injury was so unexpected I thought I would continue as a professional skier for some years. After my injury, I thought my travel days were over, so I was ecstatic to learn I could combine my education with a study abroad experience.
I was so excited to learn about this program I literally decided to come less than a week after hearing about CEA for the first time. It felt like such a natural progression; I love to travel, and it gave me the opportunity to combine that with my college education. It was a wonderful decision to make.