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.

Bryan Lee

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Weinberg 2019

I'm Bryan Lee, a political science, international studies and business institutions student who attended the European Union Studies program in fall 2017. I hope any student regardless of their background knows that studying abroad is possible for them. 

Specialities: LGBTQ students abroad; race and ethnicity abroad; students with high financial need abroad; first time traveler

Evonne Pei

Evonne Pei | Email

Weinberg 2019

Hi! My name is Evonne Pei, and I'm a junior majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Global Health Studies. This fall, I went on the Public Health in Europe program in Paris. It was one of the most unforgettable experiences I've ever had, and I've learned so much both in and outside of the classroom. For example, we visited the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva and heard from public health experts all over France, which really opened my eyes and shaped my future career goals. Feel free to reach out and ask any questions about the program or living in Paris in general - I'd be more than happy to talk about my experience!


Specialties: race and ethnicity abroad; pre-med or pre-health

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

Emily Davidson | Email

Weinberg 2019
Hi! My name is Emily, and I’m a junior studying Political Science, International Studies, and Global Health. Since coming to Northwestern, I’ve studied abroad twice: the summer after my freshman year, I interned in Udaipur, India with GESI, and I spent this past fall studying at SciencesPo in Paris through IPD’s public health program. While my involvement in groups at Northwestern will likely keep me on campus my senior year, I would go abroad again if I could, and I would recommend it to anyone who’s interested. My favorite part? It’s a tie between the food (dal bati in India and foie gras in Paris) and the homestays, which were a huge part of my cultural immersion in both countries.