Photo Set September 2/2: Excursions Galore!

Anne Coughenour
September 29, 2017
Study abroad in France with IES Abroad

I can’t believe it’s practically been a month! So much has happened and yet nothing at all. If one thing is certain, time is flying. In this past month classes started and so did excursions! The first excursion was to Normandy. We learned a lot about D-Day, visited several beaches, and took in the beauty of the French country. We got to walk on Omaha beach, and it was very emotional. The second was to Giverny. There we learned about the famous impressionists and walked through the gardens that inspires the paintings of Claude Monet. We even got to walk over the famous bridge by the water lilies from his paintings!

With the beginning of classes was also the beginning of “sorties” or mini class excursions. So far, I’ve been on two. One to the cinematique français, a cinema club and museum, which I unfortunately forgot to take photos at. The other was to Notre Dame du Paris, the famous cathedral that starred in the Victor Hugo novel of the same name. Both were fascinating and well worth the extremely long school day. It’s odd having no classes on Fridays. The days are free to visit museums like the Louvre or Versailles, but it still has been throwing me off. I can’t wait to experience more. Allons-y!

Anne Coughenour

<p style="margin-bottom:12.0pt">I am the younger of two and the only one to study abroad. I have never had a bloody nose and I am immensely proud of that. I have always been very creative and am very excited to study abroad!<span style="text-autospace:none"><span style="font-size:16.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times&quot;,serif"> </span></span></span></p>

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