One of the most important decisions in a young adult’s life is where to go to college, something Roker stressed about back in 2016. But of course, any worry she had was unfounded, as she was accepted to the University of Southern California’s class of 2021, according to a post on her Instagram page. Congrats, girl!
Additionally, because Roker clearly knows how to live, she decided to spend her first year studying abroad at the American University of Paris. Oh la la! And while that does sound pretty close to paradise, Roker has been open about some of the difficulties she’s faced in the process, which are more complex than your usual freshman problems. “By spending my freshman year studying in Europe, I faced an even bigger culture shock,” she wrote in Forbes magazine. “I was suddenly faced with what it was like to be a young black woman in a predominantly white European world.” That cannot be easy.