Saying Au Revoir

It took a while to really have time to reflect on the months in France. There is so much to process and sift through. The final week of being in France blew by, between all the work that was assigned to us and all the exams we had, I was a ball of stress. My…

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Traveling Around

April 30th, 2016 When studying in Europe, multiple things influence the facility of travel. If you’re lucky enough, you wont have class on a Monday or Friday, which will give you the opportunity to really enjoy your weekends. I was really lucky to have family friends that lived around Europe, so my roommate and I…

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The Academic Change

March 28th, 2016 I’m going to talk a little bit about the academics of IAU. I feel like that is something that I didn’t know very much about when I went into the program. IAU is an American university institution here in France. In my particular case, I chose to take classes that would count…

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The Homestay Option

March 3rd, 2016 I want to talk a little about the process of the homestay, because it is an option for certain study abroad programs and I didn’t know very much about it when I went in. Here in France, I live in a large home that is a little bit outside the city. I…

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The French Integration

I’ve been in France for about 2 weeks now, and many things have happened. Upon arrival, I was notified of very many rules that make life a little different. For one, I am not allowed to shower more than once a day, for more than five minutes. I am not allowed to flush the toilet…

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The Provençal

I leave for France soon. I’ll be studying in Aix-en-Provence, located in the south of France. To be honest, I don’t even know how to pronounce the name. The closer I get to the departure date, the more real it seems. I’m starting to see pictures of the house I’ll be staying at, and meeting…

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