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Lacrosse players say ‘oui’ to France

Posted by on November 14, 2017


AU men’s lacrosse players Sean Arfsten (left) and Bryce Wallgard are studying abroad at the University of Strasbourg in France.

Two lacrosse players are taking advantage of the off-season for study-abroad opportunities at the University of Strasbourg in France. Junior Bryce Wallgard is studying European relations and international business and junior Sean Arfsten is studying communication. The student-athletes pursued the program with guidance from Dr. Teri Schroth, AU director of international programs. While the University of Strasbourg is large — 50,000 students — both student-athletes look forward to applying what they have learned back to their smaller world of Aurora University.

“My experience here has taught me a lot about different cultures,” said Wallgard. “Strasbourg has students from all over the world and learning to work with them will benefit my collaborative skills when I return to the U.S.”

Arfsten agrees. “I’m learning how to be confident operating in an area that is outside of my comfort zone,” he said. “I’m maturing and improving as a student and a young adult. These qualities will help me as I return to my classes and team at AU.”