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UC Graduates Study Abroad in France


WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands (UC) graduates, Ariel Robinson (Williamsburg, KY) and Brooke Jackson (Williamsburg, KY) took their studies to Montpellier, France this past summer to study abroad as they finished out their collegiate undergraduate career.

Robinson graduated from UC with a communications major and French minor and studied abroad in order to receive her final credits to complete her French minor while Jackson, a double major in Public Health and Psychology, pursued the opportunity to broaden her horizons.

The girls spent three weeks in France on two excursions. Nimes and Carcassonne were two places, among others, that the girls were able to visit and study.

After the three weeks, Robinson and Jackson were allowed one week to go to a destination of their choice. They chose Italy and France. During this time, they got to experience the French and Italian culture first hand; from speaking the language to simply just enjoying the “amazing” food and fellowshipping with the local residents.

“I recommend that anyone who has the opportunity to do so to study abroad,” said Jackson. “I not only learned so much about another culture and their language but I learned a lot about myself. It was one of the most rewarding and highlighting parts of my college experience at University of the Cumberlands.”

Upon returning to UC, Robinson was required to submit a transcript as proof of her visit to France to complete her graduation qualifications. When asked what the best part of studying abroad was, Robinson stated, “The best part of studying abroad was the community of people. Everyone came from everywhere but we quickly became a family, just like at UC.”

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.

Article provided by Hannah Taylor, University of the Cumberlands Multimedia and Athletic Services Department Student Assistant