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Meet Sophie Thormann

Sophie Thormann
Sophie Thormann, student at Vanderbilt University

Meet Sophie Thormann from Westfield, Indiana! This summer, Sophie will be interning through Linguistic Horizons in France!

Tell us more about you:

Hi everyone! My name is Sophie Thormann, and I am currently a sophomore at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee! I am majoring in Secondary Education and English, with minors in French and Teaching Linguistically Diverse Learners. I love traveling, reading, writing, and spending time with my friends! 

What is your main motivation for participating in the program?

My family is French; so, it’s important to me that I understand the language and culture of France. I’m hoping this internship will help me sharpen my language skills; and, I’m hoping to have a lot of opportunities for personal growth as I live and work abroad!

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Sophie Thormann, future intern in France!
What organizations are you involved in on campus?

I work for the Office of Housing as both a Resident Advisor and a Front Desk Assistant. I volunteer with, and tutor, elementary-aged students through two programs called Youth Encouragement Services and Brighter Days. I am the president of Circle K International, involved in theater, a member of University Catholic, and on the club sailing team!

What are some of the places/things on your bucket list?

Most of my bucket list involves traveling! I want to visit all 50 states and at least six continents. I would love to backpack through Europe. Essentially, I want to see as much of the world as I can!  

What are your future career goals?

I plan on being a high school English teacher, with a potential focus on English Language Learners

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Sophie Thormann, future English teacher!
What is your favorite quote? 

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine

What is your proudest accomplishment?

My proudest accomplishment is probably getting into Vanderbilt University!

In addition to our Internship in Europe program, Linguistic Horizons offers a variety of authentic experiences abroad. Learn more about our study abroad and international internship programs!

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