Parsons Paris

Student Profiles

  • Angela Braidi '19

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    Where were you born, and where did you grow up?
    I was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and grew up there until my 18th birthday, when I moved to Paris, where I currently live.

    Does Paris feel like home? If so, how did you make it your own? What kind of challenges have you faced, and how have you overcome them?
    Paris definitely feels like home. I made it my own by having friends and sticking to a routine, such as going to the same market, same gym, same cafés in the afternoon, and by always being busy at work and with discovery. I faced several challenges, but the hardest of them all was being away from my family and my country. I overcame that by eating a lot of Lebanese food! Having Lebanese friends around me in Paris also helped to make me feel less homesick. 

    What three words would you use to describe the Parsons Paris community?
    Vibrant, diverse, and helpful.

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