The Latest from France

Apr 17 2:42pm
Nantes

A Reflection on my Study Abroad Experience

Post by Joseph Kalmar

A little more than a month after returning from France, I’ve had some time to reflect on my experiences in Europe and how they’ve affected me. Overall, my time abroad was an overwhelmingly positive venture; I had the opportunity not only to explore new places and new cultures, but also to grow as a person and become even more independent than I had been at my home college. 

Apr 6 3:42pm
Nantes

A Serendipitous Last Hurrah

Post by Joseph Kalmar

I was absolutely thrilled when my mom came to visit me the week after February break; from when I left in early January to when I saw her again in early March was the longest I’ve ever gone without seeing her in person. Coming off a very busy week-long break, I had a somewhat outlined plan for the week that, at least for the most part, went to plan. My mom arrived on Saturday morning, so I met her at Charles de Gaulle airport and we drove to our first destination: Disneyland Paris.

Mar 28 2:10pm
Nantes

A Vacation Taken Moments Before Disaster

Post by Joseph Kalmar

Even though I've unfortunately had to return to the United States due to the current epidemic, I still have many stories to tell about my experiences in Europe. As you will undoubtedly be able to tell, my friends and I narrowly escaped a pretty sticky situation by accidentally scheduling our flights at the exact right moments as we embarked on a whirlwind tour of Europe during our winter break in late February.

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.