<p>Hi! My name is Julia (she/her) and I'm from Wellesley, MA. I study French and Political Science at St. Olaf College. I love to read, play ultimate frisbee, and swim!</p>
Blogs by Julia Himmelberger
Final Reflection: My Personal Growth in Paris
It’s officially been four months since I boarded the plane to Paris for the semester. It flew by so quickly, and I tried to jot down thoughts as I went, but...
A Few of My Favorite Places in Paris
As my semester in Paris comes to a close, I've been reflecting on my favorite places that I've visited in Paris. Here are my top 10! Click through the photo...
Packing Tips in Retrospect
My time in Paris is coming to an end, so here are some packing tips for things to bring from home and things to buy here that I’ve discovered since arriving!
A Day in the Life: Paris Edition
When I was looking at study abroad programs, I read about all the excursions and fun extra activities offered, but what I really wanted to know was what a...
Exploring the Connection Between Food and Place
Intimate Anonymity: Finding Community on the Metro
I’ve already written about how much I like the metro. On my many metro trips the past few weeks, I’ve spent some time reflecting on why.
Finding Moments of Joy During a Pandemic
Going into study abroad, I made it one of my goals to find moments of joy around the city of Paris during a year characterized by sickness, loss, and grief. So...
Flying to France During COVID-19
Now that I’ve safely arrived in Paris, I thought it would be a good idea to explain how my travels went. Here's a couple of tips on what to do when traveling...
Preparing for Paris: Camp, Clothing, and Covid, Oh My!
As I transition from working as a counselor at a sleepaway camp all summer to studying abroad in Paris, I've had a whirlwind of a week preparing for my...