Zack Reese

Major: French
Before coming to Goucher, I had never ventured outside of the United States. So, when I heard about the French Theatre ICA, I was instantly on board. Over the course of three weeks in Avignon, Marseille, and Paris, I was introduced to a whole new world full of bizarre, fascinating dialects of French, revolutionary and innovative perspectives on theatre, and inspiring ideas about cultural difference that challenged what I previously believed. This program was an incredible, unparalleled bonding experience for all of the students that went; once a group of amateur actors with intermediate French skills, we left France as a troupe of talented comédiens capable of memorizing and mounting a full-length French play. This program challenged me in ways I could have never anticipated, and I will forever look back on it with fondness and nostalgia.