Breton Bowls and Holiday Spirit

Brittany, France Monday– The week following the trip to Brest, I had to prepare a lesson on Britain for one of my classes. I was looking for tape for one of the planned activities and I found some in a drawer in the living room. Tuesday– I walked into town looking for scented candles. Anne, […]

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Postcards From France

Brittany, France. I was very tired on Tuesday but by the time I got to my last class of the morning I was energized. The lesson I planned for this week was on The Roaring Twenties. We explored the topics of the Prohibition era including Speakeasys, mobsters and the rise of organized crime, The Harlem Renaissance including […]

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Last Days in France

I decided to leave early from Nice due to stress. After having a semester filled with the most amazing experiences of awakening and growth I still felt that I could not keep up academically. During my last week in France, I spent my last days studying really hard and praying that I would pass all […]

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Strange Food & Love

I spent all day watching shows online and then when dinnertime came around we were all looking for Jen. She came in right as we started dinner and she announces that she’d (finally) found shoes in her size. We tried Cannelés, a delicacy Bordeaux is apparently famous for, but I wasn’t too fond of it. The texture, […]

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Learning Is Meant To Be Fun

On Thursday I was in my littérature class  and I realized I couldn’t continue learning in this way. It’s so dry and boring. We also have three hours in between the morning section and the afternoon one and so I told everyone that I’m coming home this December and won’t complete the whole year.

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Lord Help Me

Yesterday I blow dried my hair then Marthe visited and we watched Shopaholic.  We then went to the movie theatre to watch Une Nouvelle Amie but it was raining so we decided to return home and finish watching Shopaholic after stopping by Monoprix and running into Jen, who joined us.

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Toulouse in a nutshell

So I woke up very happy for some reason today, on this last day in Toulouse; maybe it was because the sun was shining and it’s been very grey all weekend. Marthe, Brandon, Stacia, Alex, and I started the day by taking a guided tour of the city which I enjoyed then We had lunch […]

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The Will to Commit

Today I met up with my ESN buddy (French conversation partner) and she was lovely. She is actually in my African dance class. Marthe came along, we went for lunch, and we talked about school, and home, and our backgrounds. She is from Paris and is currently studying in Nice. I really liked her hairstyle and she reminded […]

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Lit to Jams

Nice, France So yesterday I woke up late (my phone was updating software so the alarm didn’t go off), my hair wouldn’t cooperate, and I was not pleased when I saw the score for my literature midterm. I was so unsettled I had to leave class to figure things out.  I emailed my professor and […]

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