Americans in Paris is an episode of NPR’s This American Life that tells the story of several Americans who moved to Paris. This episode seeks to explain why these individuals chose to live in Paris and some of the cultural differences they have noticed since being there. Act Three of this podcasts focuses Janet McDonald and her experiences as a Black American living in Paris. Click HERE to listen to Act Three of Americans in Paris from NPR.
HUBICL.org is a website with several helpful tools for language learners and students considering studying abroad. This website has online classes related to intercultural learning and suggestions for studying abroad. There are also forums where students can ask questions about studying abroad and receive advice from others.
Mieux se comprendre, is an online video course that allows individuals to better understand what is a culture and helps them develop intercultural competency. This is a great resource for students who worry about the culture shock involved in studying abroad. Click HERE to view the course.
Students can use this search engine to find scholarships and financial aid for study abroad programs. On the left of the screen, there are various categories that students can use to filter the results by selecting their nationality, education level, and area of study. By using this feature to filter the results, students can more easily search for scholarships that they are eligible for. Click HERE to try it for yourself!
This interview with recent Brown University graduate Makedah Hughes provides information about Hughes’ experience studying abroad in France as a Jamaican American. She discusses the ways in which being Black in France is different from being Black in America. This article provides insight to students of color about perceptions of race in France and how they differ from those in the United States. Click HERE to read the full interview!