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My time in Paris with EF International Language Campuses has been life-changing thus far. Even though two weeks isn't enough time to learn a language, I've been grateful for this opportunity to learn French and spend my time here living like a local. I want to share five reasons why you should study abroad with EF International Language Campuses.
1. You get the option to live with a host family or in an EF residence.
Again, I mentioned I lived with a host family that I absolutely loved. Even though I couldn't speak French, the host family and I were still able to communicate with a little bit of English and a lot of Google Translate. All jokes aside – I arrived in Paris with no knowledge of the language and loved living with a host family.
2. You meet so many new friends.
If you're friends with me on Instagram, you've probably seen me with a lot of new faces. Since new classes start every Monday, you'll be constantly meeting new people (even if you're studying abroad only for two weeks). And the best part? You get to travel to all the amazing places in Paris with them.
3. You can travel to Disneyland Paris, Amsterdam, Louvre Museum, and more by signing up through the activities in the EF app or online.
Some of the activities are even discounted tickets, and you don't have to worry about going alone!
4. You get to add a new language to your resume.
It might even come in handy when you're applying for jobs, or a position that requires you to know the language. Better yet, you might even be able to travel back to the country you studied abroad in.
5. You don't have to be in high school or college to apply for EF.
I met a lot of classmates who were older and from different countries who just wanted to learn the language. And that's okay. You don't have to be a certain age to study abroad.
I think the main reason why I really loved being a part of EF was because I never had the chance to study abroad in college. All of this was new to me. I wasn't sure what I would be expecting, and I saw it as a challenge. I flew to Paris with a positive mindset, and even though I was very jet-lagged the first few days, I wanted to make the most of it.
Not to mention, Paris is so beautiful that there were many times where I felt like I was living in a dream.