CAS '21 Daria Kulakova

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SA: Columbia in Paris at Reid Hall

Program Abroad:

  • Semester Abroad (SA): Columbia in Paris at Reid Hall

Ask me about...

  • Taking classes in a foreign language outside of my major. Given that I study Cognitive Science, I was not very educated (to say the least) in French politics or cinema. However, I took classes outside of my major and learned a lot about French culture. Also, reading Freud in French for my psychoanalysis class was a lot of fun.

My Experience Abroad:

I wouldn't say that any of the classes that I took in France related to my major at Penn. I study Cognitive Science and the program is mostly politics/arts-oriented. However, French classes were useful for my French minor. 

Other Highlights:

  • Living with the best host family ever! We keep in touch regularly and I can't wait to visit them again soon.

  • Meeting amazing people from other colleges and making new friends

  • Going to the National Assembly

  • Happy hours in Paris

  • Traveling around Europe 

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