Nice is Nice

While all of my friends spent their spring break lounging on the beaches in Florida or taking advantage of all inclusive resorts in Mexico, I was stuck where the weather was not as warm. However, I refused to allow the lack of sunshine ruin my spring break. My friends and I decided to get out of…

Observations and Amsterdam

Time is literally disappearing in front of me.  It doesn’t feel like I have been in France for very long; but at the same time, it feels like home.  I have an apartment, daily routines/habits, and friends here.  I love going to the boulangerie each day to purchase some sort of pastry or the usual baguette.  I…

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…

France: Pas SDF…presque!

I’m finally getting settled into Angers and more importantly, I now have a place to live.  Sammy and I have been staying with our friend Alex in her flat the last few nights, and we are so grateful for a place to stay.  Of course, we opted out of living in the foyer or with…

La vie en France: Début

It’s been almost a week since I’ve been in France, and it still doesn’t feel real.  I flew out of Memphis with another student and had plans to meet up with three other Ole Miss students in Miami to fly together.  Unfortunately, the ice delayed their flights, but I was lucky to have a friend…

France: Parade Stalking

So, yesterday I went to an Occitan Carnival festival…. thing. It was… well, it wasn’t what I expected, but that’s partially because I didn’t have all the info about said Occitan festival, and it’s possible that I jumped the gun a little. Let me start off with something of an explanation: A large part of…

France: A Day in Carcassonne

As I’ve been really, really bad about starting on this blog, I’m going to offer a basic overview of how things have been going in the…. god, has it been over a month and a half already?  since I got to Montpellier. I got to Montpellier on January 2, with a horde of other students…

France: New Place, New Adventures

I have anticipated studying abroad for my entire collegiate career.  This semester will prove to be one of the most interesting times of my life.  I am finally living the French life in Angers, France, a small town about an hour and a half southwest of Paris. I flew into Charles de Gaulle on January…

France: Getting in the Groove of Angers

It is week 4 in France; I can’t believe it! These past two weeks have been filled with so many things (including meeting friends, my 21st birthday, picking classes, and many pain au chocolats!)!  This post is a tad long, I will warn you, but it paints the picture of my life here! The next…

France: I’m here!

I think I should mention first and foremost that I haven’t had Diet Coke in a week!! I think this is the longest time I’ve gone without it. But I am actually sleeping and feeling better because of it. It’s definitely accessible to get here, but fairly expensive and the French usually always just have…