Reverse Culture Shock is Real
Jul26

Reverse Culture Shock is Real

Coming back to the USA from being abroad always requires a period of readjustment, and this journey abroad was no different. My first feeling upon landing in Charlotte was that of being completely overwhelmed. American airports are a sensory overload! Everyone was speaking English, the A.C. was blasting and it was so so cold and all of the different fast food smells mixing together was a lot to take in. After a 20 hour travel day I...

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My Time in Tours is Coming to an End
Jun28

My Time in Tours is Coming to an End

It is my final night in Tours and it has been an emotional ride to say the least. I started the day by going to my last French classes at the Institut de  Touraine. All of my work has been turned in and we recieved our final grades for the courses we took. I was really happy with all of the feedback that my Professors provided about my progress in French. They noticed changes in my pronunciation, writing and oral production over the...

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Paris, Je t’aime
Jun02

Paris, Je t’aime

The first week in France has ended and I can finally begin to organize my thoughts on all of the things that have happened thus far. The first week in France was spent in Paris with the goal of helping us to get accustomed to hearing and responding to French on a daily basis. Coming from a country that speaks one language to a country where they speak another can be jarring, and reflecting on this first week in many ways it was....

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