France – The adventures continue

Paris is always fun, but things are so different. I love the adventure and figuring out a new way of life, but it is a challenge to say the least! Last week (I’m writing this late), my 4 apartment mates and I finally all went out for the day together for the first time! I…

France: je ne parle pas français

After a day of flight delays and learning to go with the flow, I arrived in my Parisian apartment.  Things are so different, yet so fun! Our apartment is small by American standards, but large for here.  The washing machine takes about 3 hours (we know from some sheets that had to be washed due…

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…

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…

UK: World Travelin’ Y’all

You know your life’s gettin’ a little too rowdy when your “reality check” is returning to your dorm room abroad in England—for the mere reason that it’s almost exam time and I do. not. want. to. study. Apologies for not blahgging in nearly 3 weeks, but my wifi has been super limited and that’s been…

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…