Language and Cultural Immersion In The South Of France !

Áine Sweeney Start Date: Jun 7, 2017 - End Date: Mar 6, 2018

My Travel Story

by: Áine Sweeney Start Date: Jun 7, 2017 - End Date: Mar 6, 2018
Bonjour! My name is Áine Sweeney. I am 16 and from a small town in Ireland. I love French and would love to be given the opportunity to go on this cultural and language immersion into French cultural... except money is an issue. I work a weekend job, waitressing, trying to save up but it's hard to do so on minimum wage and I don't want to pressure my parents.

I was in France once before. I was volunteering with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust to bring disabled children to Lourdes for a week. Throughout the year, I had fund raised with my group to pay for the children's fare, by holding bake sales, bag packing and bucket collecting. The experience was so rewarding. I learned so much and gave back to the people in my community. But I also developed so much as a person, not only was I more aware of disability but also French culture. I loved everything about it. I only dream to go back, waking up to croissants, visiting Le Tobac and hearing the sweet french voice of the waiters.


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