In USA Today, Marshall ’16 Writes of How Paris Attacks Only Steeled Her Resolve to Study in France

By Purnell T. Cropper | January 13, 2015

Arcadia University International Studies major Natalie Marshall ’16 isn’t changing her plan to spend the semester in Paris, despite three days of attacks in the city beginning with the Jan. 7 shooting in the offices of Charlie Hebdo. She wrote about following through with her decision in “Viewpoint: Why Students Should Not Worry About Studying in Paris,” in USA Today College on Jan. 12.

When I applied to spend the spring 2015 semester in Paris, I pictured myself relaxing in posh cafés, shopping in open-air markets and studying in one of the city’s famous libraries. What I did not imagine was being thrust into a fragile Paris after three days of terror shook the city.