The Latest from France

Jan 21 5:44am

First Week in France: Castles, Cats, and Ciabatta

by Joseph

It’s been a bit more than a week since I arrived in France, and I have so much to talk about I barely know where to begin. Thanks to staying awake for over 27 hours and then crashing for more than twelve, I managed to exchange jetlag for temporary extreme exhaustion; this, of course, wasn’t exactly ideal for navigating literal planes, trains, and automobiles in a country I’ve never visited before, but I managed to arrive in Nantes only slightly worse for wear. 

Jan 20 2:10pm

Conditions of Being a Foreign Language Student Abroad

by Jeanne

It’s truly amazing to see how quickly you can adapt to something. But it’s surely not a thing that comes easily, which I am learning very quickly as I finish out the month of January in Paris. There are several things that have required a lot of learning and concentration that I have already encountered in my time thus far. Sometimes those learning curves come with a bit of frustration, and other times they come with a feeling of reward and self-assurance. 

Jan 20 1:23pm

A Review of Week One

by Jeanne

The wait is over and I’ve finally begun my semester abroad in Paris. The first week has flown by faster than I could have imagined with some interesting additions (both expected and unexpected).

Jan 15 3:38pm

Recap of My First Week in France

by Claire

A week ago today, I found myself in France for the first time in my life, and after seven days in this country, I’m certain that it will not be the last time. It was about 9 o’clock in the morning, still dark in Parisian winter, when I stepped off my airplane; I felt like a Kennedy, descending a small flight of stairs directly onto the tarmac of Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Jan 9 12:21pm

Lost it? Don't lose it

by Stephanie

What’s the worst thing you could lose while traveling abroad? Your cash? Your credit cards? No, how about your passport? Imagine losing all of those things at once. I love to travel and have travelled abroad for years and that has been my worst nightmare. And it happened to me thirty minutes after landing in Nice, France to study abroad.