GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA – Shelby Colledge, a business administration major, participated this summer in the Bob Jones University French Study Abroad Paris program May 13 – June 14. Jeremy and Miriam Patterson led the academic program.
Colledge, a resident of Ashland, along with the other students lived in a small Paris suburb and conducted their activities-attending a local church in downtown Paris, experiencing meals with acquaintances, and navigating public transportation-in French.
Participants also gave on-site oral presentations in French at historical landmarks around the city.
“Students who thought that they would never speak French fluently-or travel abroad-developed incredible intercultural competence and achieved significant confidence in their French,” said Jeremy Patterson, chair of the Division of Modern Language and Literature.
The Bob Jones University students who participated in the study program for academic credit include Abril Brito Mones of Doral, Florida; Rebecca Cabrera of Peachland, North Carolina; Phebe Chew of Singapore; Shelby Colledge of Ashland, Massachusetts; Rebecca Conn of Simpsonville, South Carolina; Julie Estelle of Windsor, Connecticut; Caleb Goetz of Farmington, Missouri; Abigail Hedges of Kentwood, Michigan; Lauren Heilman of Salem, Alabama; Daniel Hudson of Lilburn, Georgia; Lauren Jacquette of Taylors, South Carolina; and Esther Song of Jinju-si, South Korea.
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