I wish I could say I’ve always had an interest in reading, but that would be a lie. I have, however, always liked old things. I’m a bit of a magpie when it comes to hoarding useless old stuff that I know very well I most likely will forget even exists. But it’s finding it again that’s the fun part. So, naturally, when I heard there was a masters program that dealt with “old stuff”, I thought: why not?
Hi! I’m Alice, a French student who’s lived most of her academic years abroad. After finishing high-school, I pretty much said “see you never” to the Sorbonne and left for the Netherlands, where I spent the next three years learning about Art History, which had always been an interest of mine. After I finished my Bachelor, I made the ill-advised decision to leave for Ireland to complete a Masters in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, instead of remaining right where I was in my long-established safety net. As you can imagine that year was, if interesting, really quite draining and so, when I came back home to the south of France, I took a year off, before embarking on this new journey.
My gap year gave me the necessary time I needed in order to decide what I wanted (and needed) to do next in order to be able to work back home. I stumbled upon this masters and was especially drawn to the huge chunk of it dedicated to internships; professional experience being something I sorely lacked. And here I am! I can’t pretend to enjoy university (as a general rule), or that I have anything left to prove, already holding two diplomas, but I knew that this was my last chance at learning new things before my mid-twenties and I’m glad I took it!