Sophomores Ariana (Ari) McCormack and Antonio Rich will be traveling alongside Dan Leahy this June to participate in a pilgrimage to France. Here are some Q and A’s with Ari to discuss their upcoming trip!
1. A general overview of the trip itself. Where in France? Who are you going with?
2. How do you feel about going on the trip? Excited? Nervous?
“I am so thankful to have the opportunity to go on this pilgrimage. This will be my first time out of the country so I am a little nervous, but excited for this adventure.”
3. Have you ever been out of the country? If not, does that make the trip more special to you?
“I have never been out of the country so this will be a special experience for me. I come from a family of French descent so I am so thankful to be able to explore my faith as well as my culture.”
4. What is something you’re really looking forward to?
“I am looking forward to meeting students from the various other campuses and being able to go to a country where the culture is different from what I am accustomed to. Since I found out that I was going on this pilgrimage, I have been practicing my French so I am extremely excited, but nervous to practice French throughout my trip there.”
5. Why do you think this trip is important to your own lives and to those in the Regis community?
“I think this trip is important for anyone to explore their culture and their religion. A pilgrimage is a place where you can learn more about yourself as well as other individuals who will be accompanying you on the trip.”
Be sure to check social media for updates on this amazing trip!