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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Am I Homesick or Just Hot?
Aug05

Am I Homesick or Just Hot?

I missed very few things as much as I missed this cat. If I could have taken him with me, I would have never left the UK. I’ve been back in the states for almost a week now, and every day I find myself forgetting that I am not, in fact, still in England. I didn’t think I’d miss it quite as much as I do, and I miss very specific things. The things I am very thankful to have back are 1)my cat and 2) air conditioning....

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Visiting Jane Austen
Aug03

Visiting Jane Austen

“if adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad” Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey Out of all the trips I’ve done while in England, the Jane Austen House Museum may be my favorite stop. I got to walk around the house she resided in while living in Chawton before getting sick. The house was restored back to her time there with her sister, mother, and a close family friend....

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Experiences in France
Aug02

Experiences in France

For our first week in France we had the opportunity to spend the week in Paris and pass the time as tourists. Of course, the main purpose of the trip is education, so our professor spoke with us only in French, and our activities were in French as well, but during the week we got to have so many incredible experiences. We visited the Louvre, the Sacre-Coeur, the Eiffle-Tour, and even took a night-time trip to the Opera. I think my...

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Learning new things
Aug01

Learning new things

A study abroad program that’s only three weeks long seems very short. It doesn’t seem like you would get a lot out of it. However, my experience in Belize learning about reef systems and conservation management truly taught me a lot. I also learned a lot about myself. Field experiences truly helped me see how what I learn in the classroom can apply in real life. My goal was to learn about regional and environmental planning. In my...

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Going without expectations
Aug01

Going without expectations

Study abroad is a great opportunity to learn something different. Studying abroad has been a big part of my university experience. I have gone twice already, both times to China. My focus has always been on language-learning. This time, I’m doing something different. I will be participating in a field experience in Belize and learning about conservation through the first-hand experience. I am very excited but also nervous. My goal...

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