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Studying Abroad as a Neuroscience Major

My friends and older students told me that because I was a STEM student, I couldn’t study abroad. I’m glad I didn’t listen to them – my time with CUPA in Paris ended up boosting my scientific education in profoundly surprising ways.
Sarah Betancourt at Versailles

From Princeton to Paris

The cherry blossoms in spring, thunderous applause at the Théâtre National de Chaillot, a dramatic sunset over the Seine: these are a few of the images Sarah Betancourt shared with the world when she took over CUPA's Instagram stories in the spring...
Ryohei Ozaki

On Time Travel

Since his time at CUPA, Ryohei Ozaki has continued to travel the world and reflect on life's deepest questions. His essay, "On Time Travel", explores how different cultures, travel, and experiences shape not only our understanding of the world but also our...
Isidore Bethel, CUPA Alumnus

Featured alumnus: Isidore Bethel

Following his semester at CUPA and his graduation from Harvard, Isidore Bethel came back to France to pursue his graduate studies. Since then he has started a successful career in cinema and has produced and directed multiple critically acclaimed feature documentary films.
Mariah Phillips a.k.a. Bunny Aubert

Mariah Phillips, CUPA alumna, on

When I announced my move to the City of Lights, nearly everyone mentioned Josephine Baker, perhaps the most prominent example of a Black woman surrendering to la vie française. Older Black women nodded their heads and murmured, “Oh, they love us there,”...
Katie Fackler

Featured Alumna: Katie Fackler

My semester at CUPA in Paris affected my path beyond college and opened my eyes to the possibility of an international life. I found that I loved numerous aspects of studying and living abroad – immersing myself in a different culture, exploring...
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