While abroad, I engaged with my local community by going to the daily farmers' market and interacting with the local community. I signed up for the local gym, would have everyday conversations, and building relationships with the workers and the regulars at the gym. I also went to a couple of different cafes daily and would practice my french with them and be friendly to me when I mess up. I interned at the Cannes Film Festival. This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience where I was able to work for a french film company as a videographer, party meister, and personal assistant. I will never forget the first-weekend trip I took abroad when I went to Paris with my friend for his 21st birthday. It was jaw-dropping and eye-opening and made me fall in love with traveling for the rest of my life. Now, I genuinely believe traveling is the best thing you can do in life and what truly helps you discover who you are.