Heres what Jessica had to say about her trip:
"My time at Sciences Po has been one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of my life. The international campus community has broadened my horizons and developed my awareness of what is happening around the world, particularly within European politics. Living in France during the last year, with the presidential election, has been incredibly fascinating, and I have enjoyed getting involved and speaking to French students about it. I feel like this experience has made me a better journalist - I even managed to get an article published in the Guardian off of the back of my exchange. It has opened up many possibilities that I never would have considered before going on exchange, such as doing a masters abroad or even working abroad.
Sciences Po is a rigorous and prestigious institution that has educated many of France's Presidents, including the current one. So to have attended it is a big achievement and I definitely feel like my self-confidence has grown, as well as my ability to meet deadlines and do presentations, which Sciences Po is very keen on. Students there are very politically engaged and intelligent, so I felt like I was learning not only from the teachers but also from my peers.
I am definitely a stronger individual because of the exchange, as I am much more independent and can now travel to foreign countries on my own, something I would have been too scared to do before.
Most importantly, I have memories that I will cherish forever and made friends from around the globe; relationships that I know will be life-long."