Missing France, Plus Advice
Aug21

Missing France, Plus Advice

I miss French being spoken around me all the time. This is one of the first things which strikes me as I wait for my connection in the Atlanta airport, back on American soil. I am tired from my travels, yet the 9 hour plane ride to Atlanta went much smoother than my ride to France, because I knew what to expect and was actually able to sleep on the plane. One of the first things I did after arriving in Atlanta and going through...

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Walking and Diversity
Aug21

Walking and Diversity

I love the town of Tours. Although home to a similar population size as Tuscaloosa, everything in Tours is built close together, allowing you to walk everywhere. I walk from my host family to school, from school to lunch (there are so many options!), and after class I can walk all over, from different shopping areas, a movie theater, or the river adjacent to town. I love this convenience. Another bonus of walking everywhere is that...

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Practical Tips to Begin my Study Abroad in France
Aug05

Practical Tips to Begin my Study Abroad in France

I am writing this update from the airport, where I am currently sitting as I wait to board a plane that will take me to Paris, France. From there I will travel via bullet train (the TGV) to the town of Tours, where I will spend the next four weeks living with a host family and studying at the Institut de Touraine. I’ve been waiting so long for this trip, and suddenly I am at the cusp. I can’t believe the moment has finally arrived....

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