Preparation for KEDGE
Dec09

Preparation for KEDGE

Bordeaux, France I only knew one thing before applying to study abroad, and that one thing was just that I wanted to go abroad and experience life from an outside perspective and work my way into the inside. I wanted something that was going to challenge myself and give me a more concrete knowledge of myself. I initially chose places like the University of Birmingham in England and looked at the University in Chengdu, but with some...

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The Experience @ KEDGE Bordeaux
Nov19

The Experience @ KEDGE Bordeaux

Honesty, so far, Bordeaux has been a whirlwind. Upon arrival into Bordeaux, I can say that the world felt a little bit larger due to the abundance of the unknown at the time. So many new faces, places, smells, sounds, and different expectations for social life. After finally figuring out where the taxis line up at the airport, he loaded up my suitcases, and just like that we were off going towards my new home for 4 months. It all...

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(sorta) Alla Mezza
Jul02

(sorta) Alla Mezza

I planned to pop back in at the half way point in the semester to write…but things got a little busy! So, this is my mid semester check-in, and it is coming at a time that ironically feels the most like “school” as I know it since I’ve gotten here. We are right in the middle of our exam session right now, so the last few weeks have been constant studying. Because of this, we had to pause traveling for a little...

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End of an Era

When I found out I was going to Leicester, I was skeptical because I had never heard of it before. I thought that it was a ‘nobody’ town, especially since no one else I knew had heard of it. Turns out that Leicester is one of the bigger cities in the UK. It has the most beautiful houses, lively atmosphere, and best restaurants to eat at. Calling this place ‘home’ for the past three and a half months has been a...

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Leicester, England
Apr18

Leicester, England

I knew coming in that Leicester was known for its diversity, but it wasn’t until I became more comfortable that I would realize just how special and interesting this city was. When I had locked in my decision to study abroad in the UK, everyone’s first thought immediately went to the food. The bland, single-colored, double battered, malt-vinegar coated Fish and chips was a pure staple. If not the fish, then the mushy peas....

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French The Language of Confusion.
Apr05

French The Language of Confusion.

Upon my arrival to Bordeaux, France I had the same reaction to the French language that I believe most Americans hold, “French is beautiful” and “ The French Language must be Fun”. My mind was changed very quickly. Yes the language still sounds beautiful but once I began to study it I was shown that it does not match English grammar standards even remotely. I was having trouble communicating simple everyday task to everyone around me....

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