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Elisabeth Michaud

University of Minnesota
Nice Direct Enrollment – Université Nice Sophia Antipolis

I am a Wisconsinite/Minnesotan traveling many miles to study in the beautifully temperate Nice, France! This diversifying experience suits me well because jam is my jam and getting lost is second nature. Bring on the language immersion!

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May 17, 2016

After a semester of meeting people from all over Europe, I have often asked myself what my life would be like if I were born somewhere else. In my travels, I have seen new lands and experienced unfamiliar cultures. Each one was unique and has given me a new perspective.

May 2, 2016

During my last week in Nice, my friend Meredith came to visit! We had a wonderful week catching up on each other’s study abroad experiences, and I had the pleasure of being able to show her firsthand what the highlights of my life in France have been.

April 5, 2016

It is now April, which means I have less than one month left in Nice. I have planned this month out very carefully by not planning anything.

March 29, 2016

I have always been a big fan of the TV show “Modern Family.” It gives a voice to many generations and many different walks of life. It’s funny while vulnerable, honest and very human. The writers and actors make it very easy to relate to the characters.

March 22, 2016

My last blog post was titled “A Day in Nice” and I wrote about a quintessential day walking, shopping, and eating in my home away from home that I have grown to love. I didn't talk about the state of emergency or mention the bérets verts, but that's a part of my life in Nice, too.

March 16, 2016

Recently, I had a writing assignment for which I had to pick a city and create a schedule for a day trip, as if I were showing it to a friend.

February 26, 2016

Many of the European and French students that I have talked to think I am absolutely crazy when I tell them how much traveling that I plan on doing.

February 9, 2016

I have now been living (not just vacationing) in France for almost a month! The end of this week which will mark my one month anniversary with Nice.

February 1, 2016

Of all the things to remind me of home, I did not expect hockey to be one of them when I decided to study abroad on the French Riviera.

January 20, 2016

Day 1: I’m in Chicago O’Hare waiting for my flight to London to board. Does this count as Day 1 if I won’t even be in Nice until tomorrow? I guess I can count this as Day 1 of experiences and journeying since this is the first step to Nice, even if I’m not there yet.

January 3, 2016

Nice is just around the corner, am I ready? No one knows.