Le Monde
Jun20

Le Monde

Getting to tour Le Monde was definitely a highlight of my stay in France. The night before we went, I was definitely feeling the pressure since this industry visit was geared towards my interests. I never really speak up in group settings since I over think a lot and don’t want to sound stupid in a group, but I knew that everyone in our group was counting on me to be the most engaged and ask the most questions. I researched the...

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Versailles(ce) Versailles(ce)!
Jun15

Versailles(ce) Versailles(ce)!

The day trip to Versailles was definitely something that I will never forget. The train ride was relatively short and my roommate and I got met some really nice couple from New Jersey and New York who were visiting Paris as well. We talked with them the whole way there and they told us some great spots to tour that aren’t crowded with tourists that we would definitely take into consideration. After the 45 minute train ride, we...

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Lovin Dublin: The Repeal of the 8th Amendment in Ireland
Jun06

Lovin Dublin: The Repeal of the 8th Amendment in Ireland

If you are unaware of the current events in Ireland right now (don’t worry, you’re not alone!), but it would definitely be worth your time to google the 8th amendment. In 1892, the 8th amendment was added to the Irish constitution, which illegalized abortion. And 2 Fridays ago, the country had a vote to repeal it, which passed. This is a giant feat for the country of Ireland, as women finally feel their voices have been...

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Finally got to see the Eiffel Tower in person!
Jun03

Finally got to see the Eiffel Tower in person!

The Eiffel Tower was even more overwhelming than I thought it would be. Many people I knew that had been to Paris before had told me that it was under whelming and small, but boy, they were wrong. I think this was the day that I finally realized that I was in Paris, France. I anticipated this event all day. During class, I “under-dressed” so I could freshen up once I got home. I wanted my photos in front of the Effiel...

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I Went to Target at Least 4 Times

I’ve heard it’s better to take what you know you need than to arrive and realize you’ll have to do without. They also say to pack light but that – as we all know – is crazy talk.  Studying Abroad is something many people talk about retrospectively;  wishing they’d jumped on the opportunity or perhaps wishing one had arose during their college career. As a French language minor, I was (and am)...

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You comin’, blondie?
May18

You comin’, blondie?

Before leaving for study abroad (and leaving the country for the first time…ever), I often compared what I thought my experience would be like to a scene in my favorite movie-Tangled. It’s the moment when Rapunzel decides to jump from her tower, and is struggling to make her descent. For those who haven’t seen it, here is what she said: “Look at the world so close, and I’m halfway to it! Look at it all so big,...

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