Study Abroad Spurs Student's Passion

Matt Getze | November 15, 2014 

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Annie Rhodes ’14 had her first study abroad experience at age eight—in a village elementary school in Ancient Corinth when her family moved to Greece. While she remembers being apprehensive in a classroom where she could not speak or understand the language, she said she quickly made friends, learned passing Greek, and discovered a passion for travel and language.

By the time she came to Notre Dame in 2010, the North Carolina native had spent several years and many summers in Greece, as well as a year in Guanajuato, Mexico through the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program.

Rhodes, who majored in sociology and French, is now a graduate student in the combined B.A./M.A. program in French and Francophone studies. She spent her sophomore year studying abroad in Angers, France and returned to France her senior year to conduct research at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris.

“Annie Rhodes is a brilliant student who brings spontaneous energy to the study of literature and film in French. Not only is she an outstanding and committed scholar, but she is also a delightful individual,” said Alison Rice, associate professor of French.

Read the full interview at The College of Arts and Letters

 by Daily Domer Staff

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