Paris, France: Trial and Mostly Error

Tomorrow will be the end of my first week of school, and I’m not even counting down the days until the weekend like I would be in The States. Don’t get me wrong, I’d rather be exploring all day and discovering new places (and food), but for school, this isn’t too bad. Classes count for…

Week Two in Firenze

Waking up to the sound of rain, seemingly serene, I opened my windows to smell and feel the air come in my room. Immersing myself in the culture and difference of the Italians has been a wonderful challenge. I’m discovering emotions and qualities of myself in this new world. I have always found great contentment…

Switzerland: Maybe I should start studying…

 Finals are coming up. How have we already reached this point?? As this is my second semester abroad, this round of finals means that my time here is almost up. Apart from the sadness from thinking about leaving, there’s also the pressure from finals and the bizarre way that they are dealt with over here….

Greece: Midterms and Meteora

Sometimes it’s easy to forget the first word of the term “studying abroad.” That is, we are actually going to school. Weird, right? We have tests and projects and other normal school things. I had no idea. Anyway, spring break is next week, (Here in Greece, lovely, lovely Greece, spring break is two weeks long. score.)…

First Post from Chile!

Hi everyone! My name is Thompson Barr and I am a junior; I’m spending this semester in Valparaíso, Chile! I’m so excited to share my experiences abroad with y’all back at home, hope y’all enjoy it! I’ve been here in Chile for about 30 days now. Among orientation with my exchange organization, CIEE, meeting new…

Chateaux and Paris

It’s been harder than I expected to write consistently, but I’ve also been caught up experiencing life here in Angers.  It feels like home, and I have now developed somewhat of a consistent routine.  I’m taking 21 hours here, which sounds like a lot (but it’s really manageable).  I’m taking 9 hours of language, 3…

Switzerland: Out with the Old…

Today was technically the second day of the new semester, but the first day for me. Jumping back into classes is always difficult before adding on the fact that it’s at 8:15 am and in another language. I spent last semester taking language courses and am now faced with actual content courses, although I was…

Italy: Florence

It has been a crazy week in Florence! I finally started classes at Florence University of the Arts. It’s very interesting to be in such small classes compared to Ole Miss. Some of my classes here only have 12 students! I only have classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays… Tough life. I haven’t gotten homesick…

UK: I should be studying

Dang. I’m so over-due on a blahg post. I honestly couldn’t even remember what my last one was about until I just checked. That one was long. Ain’t no body got time for that, so I’ll spare you this time. It’s exam week(s). Yes. Exams extend for three long miserable weeks here. I keep telling…