The Latest from France

Jan 27 3:13pm
Nice

Adjusting to a Mediterranean Lifestyle

Post by Taylor Quinn

My time in Nice so far has been nothing short of a dream. It’s only been three weeks, but I’m in love with the city and everything it has to offer. Before arriving in Nice, I had plenty of worries about making friends, the language barrier, or general mishaps. Now that I’m settled, the novelty and sheer beauty of the French Riviera outweighs all of my previous stressors! 

Jan 25 12:59pm
Nantes

Studying Abroad Made Me Realize How Much I Love Home

Post by Amanda Carrier

Studying abroad in Nantes, France was an exciting, unique experience that I am endlessly grateful for. Now that I have been back home for a few weeks, I have been reflecting on this past semester and what it means to me. One of the recurring thoughts that I keep coming back to is that studying abroad made me realize how much I love home.

Jan 23 10:13am
Paris

Making My Way to (and Around) Paris

Post by Julianna Caskie

Getting to France was a process to say the least. Currently, France is requiring a negative COVID test taken 24-48 hours before departure. I tried to be prepared, so I booked a rapid antigen test for around 24 hours before my flight; what I didn’t expect was a snowstorm would hit my hometown and prevent the staff from being able to make it to the testing facility. While I was able to reschedule the test, the results wouldn’t make it on time.

Jan 23 8:39am
Nantes

4 Châteaux, 2 Jours!

Post by Emily Macdonald

4 Castles in 2 days?? Yeah, I'm pretty lucky to say the least. In this video, I share some of the beautiful sights from the four catles we visited on our first weekend excursion with IES Abroad! In order, we visited: Château d'Amboise, Château Royal de Blois, Château de Chambord, et Château de Chenonceau.

Jan 22 6:30pm
Nantes

Au Revoir: Tips From a Homestay Student

Post by Micah Doctolero

I’ve waited on purpose until the end of January to write this final blog post. It’s been five weeks since I left Nantes, France…that’s five weeks since the best semester of my life!