My name is Caroline Shepard. I’m an 20 year old college student at the University Oklahoma. I recently returned from a year-long study abroad experience in Clermont-Ferrand, France. I’m currently studying French and Arabic while working towards an International Area Studies major. In my spare time I like to watch documentaries, catch up on global events, and drink excessive amounts of coffee. I decided to apply for the Global Engagement Fellowship because I imagined study abroad trips as an integral part of my college experience. This scholarship seemed like the perfect way to stay involved in international student life while funding study abroad journeys!