Knowing languages and cultures gives French and business double major the edge at Anheuser-Busch InBev

Sarah Rizzo has cultivated a sense of adventure since coming to the University of Missouri–St. Louis in 2012. Spurred on by her parent’s advice to be open-minded and see the world, she studied abroad in France during her sophomore year and honed her language and logistics skills at the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, located in St. Louis’ sister city, Lyon.

The Study Abroad Scholarship and the Lyon Sister Cities Scholarship helped Sarah Rizzo spend a semester in France. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Rizzo)

“Traveling to Lyon was the first time that I ever really had to be independent. Basically I got there, and I didn’t know anyone. I had to get a metro pass, find my way to my apartment and find my way to the university. I felt pretty vulnerable,” she said. “It was an experience where I had to be open-minded and put myself out there. By the end, I felt like I truly grew as a person.”

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