Meet our language assistants
Hometown: Paris, France (13ème arrondissement)
Sports/Activities: I was involved in a swimming class at my university La Sorbonne in Paris . I worked 6 months last year in an internship in TV channel called “Public Sénat”. It was really interesting because I followed the French Presidential Campaign.
Favorite place in France: My favorite place is a region in the center of France called “Auvergne” near the city “Le Puy en Velay.” My family used to live over there. I like the wilderness; it’s a peaceful place without any traffic. I can rest whenever I go there.
Something you want to share with Lycoming: My language, my life experience in France and especially in Paris. I would also like to share my culture, which is different from here. I think showing my students some videos, or having them listen to some French songs is a good way to share my culture. I hope at the end of the year they will know more about France than croissant and Eiffel Tower.
First impressions of Lycoming: My first impressions of Lycoming College are really positive. I appreciate that the campus is small. It is different from my University in France; it’s easier to meet people and I think it’s also easier for the students to make friends. I have participated in a lot of Lycoming activities since I came in August. I’m feeling good at Lycoming College.
What you're looking forward to: In America I want first to meet American people and begin to understand the American culture. In order to accomplish it, teach here and follow some classes are the best way. I would also like to travel to know other states and especially the west coast.
Hometown: Hamburg, Germany
Sports/Activities: For two years now, I have been actively participating in the student body of the Economics/Politics faculty at my university. I am passionately committed to representing the interests of the students and love to exchange news and views with other members of the students´ representative body.
Favorite place in Germany: My favorite place in Germany is in Kiel, the city where I studied. Kiel is a city situated right at the coast of the Baltic Sea. In the summer, most people sail at the Kiel Fjord. When I want to relax, I walk down to the water, sit on the pier, dangle my feet in the water, enjoy a good book, the sea breeze, the sun and of course the beautiful view.
Something you want to share with Lycoming: I want to share that German culture has more to offer than just Oktoberfest and beer. Yes, that is part of it, but Germany is so diverse and each place has their own particular culture that is worth learning about.
First impressions of Lycoming: My first impressions of Lycoming are solely positive: I felt warmly welcomed, everyone is so nice and hard-working and the atmosphere on campus is just great. I already feel like a part of the Lycoming College family and I am really looking forward to spending the next months here!
What you're looking forward to: I am mostly looking forward to seeing my students grow, improve their language skills and enjoy the German language as much as I do! Furthermore, I am really looking forward to the Fulbright Language Conference in December in Washington, where Language Teaching Assistants from all over the world, who are staying in the US promoting and teaching their language, will get together. I think it is just going to be a great time!
Hometown: Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
Sports/Activities: I like to dance and that’s how I became part of the contemporary dance group “Danza Sin Límites” from the University of Sonora for six years. Now, I just take the dance lessons, but I don’t perform anymore.
Favorite place in Mexico: My favorite place is “Cerro de la Campana;” it is a hill we have downtown and if you go up to the top, you are able to see the whole city. During the night, I love to stare at all those little lights light up the city while I relax.
Something you want to share with Lycoming: I really want to open the Lycoming students’ view about one of the neighboring countries of the US; how beautiful, full of culture, and all of the wonderful places there are to visit. It's also a great place to practice their Spanish.
First impressions of Lycoming: My first impression of the College was it was a small place, but at the same time I was able to feel the warmth of people and I was impressed how used they are to have foreign people around. They have all made me feel welcomed.
What you're looking forward to: I want to take advantage of the time I am here to travel around America because I want to get to know all the wonderful places that you have in this country.