Shannon’s Story – Martinique, J-Term 2018
Anthropology (French and Religion minors) – Class of 2019

What she would like other students to know:
Living with a host family was very different from what I have experienced before when travelling. I was able to connect and meet new people from different backgrounds way more easy than if we stayed in a hotel. One of my favourite parts of staying on island was the way life was more relaxed and easy going.

A piece of advice to future study away students:
Be flexible when travelling because you may never know what will happen.

What surprised her about studying away:
I felt comfortable travelling alone at times. There were times where I walked back to my host family’s house and I was able to take in the sites and sounds of everything when I was alone.

Fort-de-France, Martinique - January 2018