Aine Dougherty

Northwestern University
Arles Summer - Study in Provence

Hi, I'm Aine! First of all, it's pronounced Anya. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, I'm an aspiring journalist and world traveler with a passion for food and all things French. I go to school in Chicago and I'm from Philadelphia (two cities with vibrant food scenes, of course). My dream job is to be a writer for Bon Appétit or a food magazine in France, and I'm on a mission to eat as much French food as I can in six weeks.

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August 6, 2017

Last week was a whirlwind of goodbyes, planes, trains and family reunions, so it took a while for it to sink in that my six weeks in Arles are finally over.

July 20, 2017

Obviously, one of the best parts about studying abroad in Europe is the weekend travel – it's fairly easy and cheap to travel around France and the surrounding countries. Arles is amazing, but it was really exciting to spend two weekends in other cool cities.

June 26, 2017

Now that I've been in Arles for over three weeks, I feel like I've adjusted to life in the south of France and started to follow a routine. I feel even more well-adjusted when I see the hordes of tourists adorned in bucket hats, wandering the narrow streets looking completely lost, toting cameras

June 24, 2017

My confidence soared after I successfully navigated the Charles de Gaulle Airport after touching down in France last week, but it disappeared as soon as I stepped foot on the TGV from Paris to Nîmes en route to Arles.

June 12, 2017

As I sit here, thinking about all the things I need to get done in the next few days before I leave for France (and obsessively looking up Arles on Google Maps), I keep telling myself not to stress out. I may have a lot to do, but I know that I also have a lot to look forward to.