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Keanan Gleason

Grinnell College
Nantes - French Language Immersion & Area Studies

Bonjour! My name is Keanan Gleason, I am from Albuquerque, New Mexico, but currently live in Iowa where I am a third year student at Grinnell College. I am double-majoring in Economics and French, and this spring I will be studying abroad in Nantes, France! I hope to get to know my temporary home by going on lots of runs, eating at various restaurants, and exploring with friends.

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May 10, 2017

Don’t worry, I’ve got a plethora of similarly cheesy puns, but you’re Nantes going to hear them.

April 24, 2017

Traveling to and discovering new cities is in integral aspect of studying abroad.  Thus, I have a few general tips for making the most of your adventures.

April 10, 2017

A discussion about U.S. national politics and what's it's like to live abroad in our current political climate.

April 1, 2017

Let's talk about an integral part of life in any city, it's that stuff you consume about three times a day.

March 21, 2017

A recap and reflection of a weekend trip to Normandy with IES Abroad.

March 12, 2017

A "typical" day in the life of yours truly

March 6, 2017

A recap of my trip to Bordeaux and my experience with oenology 

February 22, 2017

Since my last post was all about my adventures in Nantes, this post will be about my adventures elsewhere in France.  Last weekend, the other IES Abroad students and I did a day trip to Mont Saint-Michel and then Saint-Malo.  We left early on a Saturday morning, so early in fact that the sun had

February 7, 2017

All about why I like Nantes and the program here!

January 29, 2017

After three and a half weeks in France, I recap what have learned both inside and outside the classroom.

January 13, 2017

After my first week in France I take a moment amidst the chaos of orientation and adventures to reflect on my experience thus far.

January 1, 2017

In this post, I discuss my pre-departure sentiment, preparation, and expectations. I also talk about my goals for the semester.