Rosemary Newsome

Texas Christian University
Nice Direct Enrollment - SKEMA Business School

My name is Rosemary Newsome, and I am studying abroad in Nice, France! I study finance and political science at TCU. For me, there is always something new out there to learn, make, do or play, and studying abroad in Nice offers a whole new arena in which I can do that. If you want to learn about the triumphs & trials of a bright-eyed, goofy, restless, and French cuisine-loving girl, follow me as I immerse myself in the culture of a Riviera lifestyle!

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May 8, 2017

It’s not easy to leave a place you have called home for four months. Fortunately, the parting process is eased by the knowledge that I can bring back souvenirs; it’s not so hard to leave Nice when I know that there are parts of it I can bring home with me.

April 30, 2017

As my time in Nice comes to a close, I want to share with people the best parts of this city (and surrounding areas) and the experiences that I most enjoyed. In case you’re ever in the area… here are some of the highlights:

April 19, 2017

Sorry. I hate to use that joke but it’s too good to not use at least once. I’m less than two weeks away from finishing my study abroad program (Don’t make me leave!) and I’m starting to feel a little panicked that I have to leave a place that I’m starting to feel comfortable with.

April 13, 2017

This past Sunday, I ran my first half-marathon ever!

March 26, 2017

This past weekend we had the incredible opportunity to travel to the French island of Corsica with IES Abroad! It’s not often that one gets to go somewhere with a group of fellow students that’s both aesthetically beautiful and historically fascinating.

March 22, 2017

Ah yes, the studying aspect of studying abroad. Despite all the fun I’m having, from time to time I do actually have school.

March 14, 2017

I still remember the feeling of perplexity that I experienced when I opened a correspondence email from my soon-to-be host mom in France, Brigitte, and read the line “Nous serons en compagnie d'une dame japonais qui arrive le 2 janvier pour 2 semaines.” As I scrambled to recall from my limited Fr

March 13, 2017

One of the best and worst things about study abroad is the sometimes heightened, sometimes lowered, and always exacerbated sense of reality that it creates; Hence, why I think the phrase “living the dream” is the perfect way of summarizing the study abroad experience.

March 6, 2017

I was sitting in a boxed car on a ferris wheel, stalled at the top of the wheel with a spectacular view of Nice, when I realized that playing the role of tour guide changes everything.

February 14, 2017

With Valentine’s Day upon us, I figured it was appropriate to talk about why I’ve fallen in love with Nice and what makes us so compatible.

January 29, 2017

This past Saturday I went on a hike in Cagnes-sur-mer and it was simply incredible: beautiful views that constantly looked over the glistening Mediterranean (see pictures below for an idea), weather conditions that were stellar for hiking, and simply the fact that I’m in the French Riviera gettin

January 19, 2017

In seeking to be completely transparent with this blog, I would be kidding myself if I said that my first two and a half weeks of study abroad have been a breeze.

January 15, 2017

€4,50 by the way, if you're wondering the price. That's not really the point of this short story though. Let me back up a little. The point of this of this story begins with a girl on a mission.

January 1, 2017


My name is Rosemary Newsome and I am studying abroad in Nice, France in Spring 2017.