Ambassadors for programs in France

Learn more about the ambassadors from programs in France. Feel free to contact them with any questions you might have have about the programs.

Aine Dougherty

Aine Dougherty | Email

Medill 2019

Salut! I'm Aine Dougherty, a third-year Journalism and French major pursuing an IMC Certificate. In Summer 2017, I studied abroad in Arles, France for the best six weeks of my life, and in Fall 2017, through IFE, I interned at a TV show in Paris that reviews restaurants. My six months abroad was incredible, enriching and overwhelming all at once, but even though I'm happy to back on campus with my Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee in hand, I'm already planning my next s̩jour in France. I hate to be clich̩, but I learned so much about myself thanks to my time in Arles and Paris (even though every day wasn't as perfect as my Instagram feed made it seem), and I'm so proud of the self-confidence I gained and how much my French improved while abroad.

Rachel Davison

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Medill 2018

I'm Rachel and I'm a senior journalism major also studying integrated marketing communications and gender and sexuality studies. I absolutely loved my time abroad in Nantes, France last fall and want to encourage any students who are unsure if they should pursue or a language immersive program, or choose a smaller and less touristy host city. My semester at IES Abroad Nantes led to my summer marketing internship at IES Abroad's Chicago office and made me consider a possible career in international education. I cannot thank my past study abroad advisors and student returnees enough for the guidance and support for my experience. I hope to provide the same help for students in the future!


Specialities: gender identity abroad; religion and spirituality abroad; language immersion as non-language major; courses outside of major; missing extra-curriculars; traveling; studying outside of major; tourist cities

Emily Davidson

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Weinberg 2019
Emily is a junior studying international studies and political science.  She studied abroad twice, on two different programs:  GESI India (Summer 2016) and Public Health in Europe (Fall 2017).