Today I have an interview with Victoria (on the right in the picture). She is a Kent State student, and a good friend of mine, who is currently studying abroad in Switzerland for the semester. She has also included a couple of beautiful pictures she has taken while there. Enjoy!
Name: Victoria Jackson
Major: Pan-African studies, Minors in International Business and Political Science
- What is the time difference between Kent and Switzerland?
- The difference is 6 hours.
- Have you discovered any cool shops, restaurants, café, etc. that you enjoy? If so, what are they called? And, can you describe them?
- Restaurants here are extremely expensive, so I have only been to a few. The best restaurant I have been to so far is the Spaghetti factory, which I can only describe as Italian fusion. The food was good but expensive. There is an Irish pub, called Mulligans, which is a half a block from our building so we usually will hangout there. The beers aren’t too expensive and the bartenders are friendly. I went to the Salvation Army here and it was really nice. It had a great selection of books in English and a nice clothing section especially the skirts and coats. There is a cafe near my internship that has a really nice tarte tatin. The café is expensive so that was a one-time thing.
- I have done a few fun things. Going to museums, and exploring the city. I took a day trip to France. I went to a town in France just past the Swiss border with some friends; we walked around and went to a pastry shop. A group of us from the program went to a Rave, which was an interesting and unique experience.
- I love the weather here. Recently it has been around 40 degrees Fahrenheit. I have only seen it snow twice here, and it was extremely light, did not stick to the ground, and lasted for a few minutes.
- I am doing the Kent State UniversityGeneva Semester. The internship option for this program is why I am in Switzerland. I am interning with the NGO Group for the Convention on the Rightsof the Child, and I also take classes.
- Folders. Hands down folders have been the biggest adjustment. American style folders are not sold inGeneva. I wish I had brought my own from home. Also nothing is open on Sunday, which is difficult to get used to.