Theatre Abroad in France!

Bonjour! My name is Sierra (some of you may know me as Sterling). I am excited to be accepted into the 8-week internship at Théâtre du Ruban Vert in Aix-en-Provence, France. The program includes classes at the Institute for American Universities: 


About Me
I’m currently a Theatre major at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia and on track to graduate with honors, cum laude in Spring 2022. I have participated in hundreds of volunteer hours and will be the first student at my university to enter this specific internship program. Some fun facts about me: I’ve recently earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, LOVE cats, play Quidditch, and have never been outside of the US! I'm also active with a Bible study on campus!

Why do I want to go to France?
As an officer of two clubs, the summer program is a great opportunity to go abroad before expanding into further leadership responsibilities that require me to stay on campus. I’ve taken French for 8 years and will earn a French minor. This trip will help improve my knowledge of the French language and culture.  The course I am taking involves several educational excursions around the coast of France. I volunteer at events with the James Farmer Multicultural Center - especially Asian ones - and would love to witness France's diversity! This opportunity also allows me to explore more aspects of theatre through the internship, for I strive to experience everything I can in order to appreciate theatre wholly. I work in Mary Washington’s scene shop, help with studio lighting, and am currently branching out into audio and acting.


How much will it cost?
I’ve been working/saving money and completed the applications for  study abroad scholarships.  I am very hopeful for these scholarships and would be honored to receive your help! The program ($7995), course fee ($300), plane ticket (~$800), and some incidentals amounts to around $9095. I am requesting $5000 to help with this cost, and am eternally grateful for any donation!

I welcome questions or recommendations. Please stay tuned for updates. Thank you for your consideration!

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Sierra Barbett 
Mechanicsville, VA
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