Tonight, some students in my program are headed to Chef Clementine’s kitchen to learn to prepare and cook traditional French cuisine. Each cooking class has 4 students in order to get the most out of their time with Clementine. Rumor has it, Clementine is Loic’s girlfriend — something the girls in my program are pretty jealous of (because Loic is so cute, of course)!
These French cooking classes are just another example of amazing opportunities provided to us by IES Abroad with the help of travel agents Loic and Sylvain. We’ve spent a lot of time with Sylvain and Loic recently; from site seeing in an around Nice and boarding a boat to look for whales and dolphins nine miles deep into the Mediterranean. This video blog highlights our excursions with Loic and Sylvain, but needless to say, we’re so excited for more!!
In just over 2 weeks, Sylvain is accompanying my program to Corsica for a weekend. We’ve also been told about a night trip to Monaco in December to see the spectacular Christmas lights, as well as a day trip to Italy. Clearly, we have a lot to look forward to! Thats just another wonderful thing about living in Nice for four months — you can travel to so many other countries, so easily and quickly! In just under a month here, I’ve already visited four countries!
This weekend I am headed back to Italy to visit the Amalfi coast for the weekend. I am so excited! In the meantime, enjoy my latest video blog! À plus!
My name is Lee Foden and I am a journalism student at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Born in Maine, I love the ocean and am looking forward to spending my time by the Mediterranean next semester! I am taking a break from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and headed to the rocky beaches of Nice, France. Follow my blog to stay up to date with all of my European adventures!
Originally this post was just going to be about a haircut, but then I realized adding fish ice cream made for not only a better title, but also a more aesthetically pleasing cover photo. And so if I haven't confused you enough - allow me to explain my first month (yes... month!) in Madrid:
It’s been a whirlwind since coming back from Chile — when you study abroad, it’s almost as if you’re in a little capsule far far away from the rest of the world. When you return, you realize life has been moving just as steadily without you and you must race to catch up.
There’s a common misconception that study abroad students are the thrill seeking, let’s-go-skydiving-just-because-we-can type people. I’m not really that type of person. I love traveling and seeing the world, but the idea of spending my summer in another country was intimidating.
After a long flight and over 35 hours of being awake, I found myself in Berlin with nothing but my luggage and printed out directions. I was awake enough to figure out how to buy a ticket at the airport, but had failed to verify it––meaning I could have been fined 60 Euro!
I take a labored breath in, and decided I’ve had my fill. The past week my throat had been constricting, tighter and tighter. Within the pasts two days, a deep weight settled on my chest. A strange, unknown type of pain that I couldn’t ignore. I needed to go to the hospital.