Post-Trip reflections

Post-Trip reflections

I’m home from France now, and back to work at my summer job. Everyday, I come across something new that I miss about living in France that I hadn’t thought of before. Of course I miss the people I met and the amazing food, but there are a couple aspects of French life...
Adjusting to Daily Life

Adjusting to Daily Life

I have been in Tours for a couple of weeks. I’m definitely starting to miss the comforts of home, but at the same time, I’m getting more familiar with the area and the culture by the day. In my host home, there are three other students in my house. Two are...
My Thoughts After France

My Thoughts After France

Hi everyone,   I’m finally back in the U.S.! It was a crazy trip home running through three different airports just to finally get home a full day later. From Paris, I arrived in Toronto and went through customs in Canada before arriving in Chicago, then finally...
Leaving Europe (for now)

Leaving Europe (for now)

As I was preparing to leave to come back to the US, I couldn’t help but feel sad. On one hand I was happy to have home cooked food instead of eating out and to sleep in a room other than a hotel room. Again my packing cubes came in handy again to get all of my clothes...
Life in Tours, France 

Life in Tours, France 

It’s already been a little over 4 weeks since I arrived in France, and I can’t believe my program is almost over and I will be on a plane home by the end of the week. The last couple of weeks have been filled with good food and beautiful sights, especially...
C’est la vie.

C’est la vie.

I arrived in Paris a day before the rest of my fellow students, eager and excited to finally start my study abroad journey. Once my fellow students arrived we immediately began our adventure by going to the Garden of Luxembourg next to our hotel. Within a week, we...
First week in France!

First week in France!

I have been taking French classes for almost 7 years, and throughout the entirety of my education, the importance of a global mindset has been emphasized. In order to be a better citizen of your own country, you must be able to recognize the cultural differences and...