Back Home!

I am back home. It is still crazy to me how time just few by! Honestly I could of stayed in France for a little longer but I am grateful for being back home with my family. After getting used to Paris and the city life, coming back to Florida everything feels empty, like there…

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Time Flies!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnj1RDs3Ojs Here is another video I made during my stay in Paris. Fast-forward to today, I have about a month left here in Paris, and it is so crazy to think about it. I still feel like I came here last week. I have gotten used to being here and now I’m leaving. I have…

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Paris is great

Love, Love, Love Paris! In the video you would be able to see some of the places I’ve been to! I would thought that by now I would be feeling lonely and sad, instead I feel calm. I love everything about this place. I love that I can move around the city so easily. time…

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Lets learn some French

This is my 3rd day in Paris and its been great! I loved seeing la tour Eiffel and many other places like Notre Dame and Louvre. My mom came with me all the way to Paris and I loved sharing this experience with her. We had fun. We walked all over Paris until we couldn’t…

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Getting ready for Paris

December is going by so fast! And I still can’t believe I will be flying to Paris next month! I am very excited about everything , yet,  I still don’t know exactly how I feel. Its like a mixture of many feelings. I feel happy yet nervous, but I know that it would be an amazing…

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What it’s Really like to Live with a Host Family

Hello Again, Something I have thought about a lot since being back is my experience with a host family. I know so many people will say that their host family is what really made their time abroad, so I had some high expectations for mine. I did not think I could have any more bad…

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Reverse Culture Shock

Hi Again, One of my first blog posts was about culture shock. I wasn’t prepared for it to happen to me, which is why it’s a shock I suppose. What I really wasn’t prepared for was the reverse culture shock that was to come. There was a weird feeling that came along with being home….

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À Bientôt, Paris!

Arriving home makes me really sink in that feeling of nostalgia. It’s been a few days since I last stepped on Parisian soil, since I last spoke French, since I last ate my everyday French cheese. My last days in Paris were filled by goodbyes, speaking more French than ever, getting to really know my…

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Thoughts from a Cafe

As I’m typing this entry, sitting in a cafe in Paris, it’s hard to believe it’s already halfway through my semester here! As the time is coming to a close, I find myself wishing that I could stay for the rest of the year. I find that the pace of life here is much more…

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Fall break and culture shocks

While much of my study abroad experience has been joyful, studying another language is a process. It requires a lot of repetitive work and is at least described as a time-consuming activity by all students abroad. This has been my past month here. In a mixture of dinner talks, nights studying vocabulary and taxi rides…

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