Weekend Adventure: Exploring Paris!

I am currently in the midst of midterm week(s) with papers, presentations, and exams, so I have been a bit busy, to say the least. However, I wasn’t going to let all of my work get in the way of me enjoying the beautiful weather we’ve been having here in Paris! As you can imagine, …

Winter Break in Spain: Malaga

So this will be my last and final post on my winter break in Spain! Like I mentioned in my last post, plans were changed last minute so we could get to our final destination a bit earlier than planned. Actually, it was a bit funny because we didn’t decide on how to get there …

Winter Break in Spain: Madrid

Hello again! As promised, I am back to write about the second city in Spain I visited during my week long winter break: Madrid! Madrid is quite different from Barcelona, I might say, other than the fact that they are both the biggest cities in Spain. Upon arrival, I noticed that Madrid had the busy …

Winter Break in Spain: Barcelona

Hello! I have been gone from the blog for a while because as you may have guessed from the title of this post, I was away on winter break! I had a whole week to travel and the possibilities of where I could go were endless. However, the idea of going to Spain had been …

My New Home in Paris

Last weekend, on a cold and windy afternoon, I went ice skating. I’ve only gone ice skating a few times and I’m not the best skater around, but seeing as it is winter here in Paris, I decided to go anyway. I met my friends Jess and Amaya and we rode the metro together to the Eiffel …

My Greatest College Experience

One of the greatest influences on where you attend college is hearing from other students currently attending college. Listening to their experiences and stories tells you about the culture of a place. Today, I want to share my greatest college experience with y’all: studying abroad. Now, I know you’re all thinking that you can study …

Thoughts About My Classes in France!

As much as I would love to post only about my fun adventures I have had (and will continue to have) here, I do have classes to attend and homework to complete. But, it isn’t bad at all! I only have classes Monday through Thursday (Hello three-day weekend!). On Mondays and Tuesdays I only have one class …

Château de Fontainebleau

This weekend was the first of several group trips that my program, CIEE, planned for us. On a bright and early Saturday morning, we got on a bus and headed towards le Château de Fontainebleau, located in the southeastern part of Paris. Driving by and seeing fields upon fields of grass made me smile because it is so different from …

Exploring On My Own

Bonjour again from Paris! I have surprised myself with how well I have adjusted, from not feeling the effects of jet lag to not getting lost on the metro. I think I am starting to fit in after all – especially after being asked for directions a few times already! The past two weeks have been …

Day Trip to Versailles

It’s only been a little over one week since I arrived in Paris, yet I feel like I have seen and done so much! Last Saturday, some of the other students and I planned a day trip to visit Versailles. We all met up at one of the metro stops and from there, took a …