The Latest from France

Mar 23 3:16pm
Paris

The Quarantine Chronicle

Post by Jeanne Torp

It’s been a week since I’ve made my unexpected journey back to the United States. Besides being an unexpectedly early departure date, my feelings and my welcome home were much, much different than I ever expected them to be when I imagined them at the beginning of the semester.

Mar 18 1:01pm
Paris

My Unexpected Last Day in Paris

Post by Jeanne Torp

Halfway through. I was only halfway through my semester abroad in Paris when I was told to get back to the United States as quickly as possible, as cases of the coronavirus slowly began to increase daily by the tens and then by the hundreds in France.

Mar 17 11:59am
Paris

Yet Another Discussion On the Impacts of COVID-19

Post by Jeanne Torp

I’m going to write about a topic that is not at all new right now and one that is honestly getting a little old: the coronavirus. I, for one, totally expect at least 4 new emails or news notifications regarding the newest border closure or social/travel restriction every day.

Mar 14 1:33pm
Nantes

Expectation Versus Reality: French Food and Cuisine

Post by Joseph Kalmar

When I was preparing to come to France I had high expectations for the places I was going to travel and the things I was going to eat. My expectations for food have been somewhat tempered by two months of experiencing an entirely foreign culinary culture, so this post will consist of my observations of the differences between French and American food.

Mar 12 1:15pm
Nantes

Busy Weekends in Europe: Part 2

Post by Joseph Kalmar

The weekend after I visited London, almost all the students in my program embarked on an IES Abroad led weekend trip to Normandy. We started in the town of Bayeux, which apparently was the first town to be liberated by the Allies after D-Day (I recently found out that the “D” just stands for Day, making the name of such an important event sound kind of comical when you eliminate the abbreviation).