The Adjustment Period
Jul24

The Adjustment Period

So after a very strenuous day of travel we have finally arrived in the beautiful city of Santorini. Santorini is a city full of beautiful white building and an even more beautiful crystal clear coastline. In fact, when you imagine Greece, this is probably the first city that comes to mind, whether you realize it or not. Everyone soon realizes that the first couple of days are not as simple as stepping off the plane and being perfectly...

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A New Experience
Jul07

A New Experience

This summer I chose to study abroad because I truly believe it is the best and most unique way to not only learn information inside a classroom but gain cultural experience as well. Last summer I studied abroad in France for almost 6 weeks in a language intensive program to truly get quality experience with my major (I am a French major). It was the experience of a lifetime and I gained more exposure to the language I love than I...

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That One Time I Lived in France
Jul12

That One Time I Lived in France

So here I am sitting on my bedroom floor, back in Mississippi after a long day of traveling. My suitcase is not unpacked, my parents are trying desperately to keep their excitement of me being home in check (it’s still very obvious of course), and I can’t seem to make myself do anything than look through pictures of the past month that I’ve already looked at 10 times on the way home. Culture shock definitely affected me when I arrived...

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Dinner Table Conversation
Jun30

Dinner Table Conversation

We are now coming to the end of our time here in Tours, France and I cannot believe what an incredible time we have had here this past month. We have been challenged by school, amazed by sights, and enjoyed being apart of the day to day routine of a new city and country. Of course, it was quite an adjustment at first, especially getting adjusted to speaking French every day. Nothing can truly prepare you for the difference between...

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Pre-Departure Blog for France
Jun14

Pre-Departure Blog for France

Sitting inside during a cold afternoon during November, I began dreaming of summer (it seemed like it was forever away at this point) and I realized that I only have a very few summers left. I instantly felt a little panicked to make sure I did not waste even a second of this summer. Options began flying through my head, I could work my usual job at home, intern in Washington D.C., or take summer classes. I could travel, stay put, or...

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