Language Study Abroad Alumni Profile: Amelia Parenteau

Researchers at Penn State’s Center for Language Acquisition, The Forum on Education Abroad, and the American Councils for International Education have collaborated on a large-scale research project to explore the longitudinal effects of language learning and study abroad on career outcomes. The project, funded by the Department of Education’s International Research and Studies grant program, will share both survey results and alumni stories through academic publications, a general readership book, and Alumni Profiles.

Now Featuring: Amelia Parenteau

Sarah Lawrence College alumna Amelia Parenteau shares her story of studying abroad in France and how it has impacted her personally and professionally throughout her career as a translator and playwright.

“My study abroad experience has become an integral part of who I am today and what I do. I translate plays and that all started with the first play I translated in Paris during my study abroad time. ” – Amelia Parenteau


Amelia was interviewed as a part of The Careers of Language Study Abroad Alumni: A Comprehensive Investigation, a project funded by the U.S. Department of Education and conducted by Celeste Kinginger, Kevin McManus, Robert W. Schrauf, and Jingyuan Zhuang (Penn State University’s Center for Language Acquisition), in partnership with The Forum on Education Abroad and The American Councils for International Education. Video produced by WPSU-TV.