Zach McNeal

Bonjour! I am a Sophomore in Columbia College studying Economics-Political Science, hopefully with a concentration in something awesome. This past summer I had the opportunity to study Art and Music Humanities abroad in Paris, France. Honestly, it is by far the best summer I have ever had and probably my favorite academic experience of all time. I learned a little bit of French, got to try some delicious food, and made a ton of new friends that I am still really close with. I definitely had to do some adjusting to get used to French culture, but overall I think I learned a lot about the history and people of France and I can’t wait to have the chance to go back. Studying abroad is probably the best thing I have done during my time at Columbia, hopefully I will be able to study abroad again before my time as an undergraduate student is over.