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Month: April 2016

Rodin museum

April 30, 2016

The Rodin museum and sculpture garden are a great way to spend a sunny afternoon. And it’s free for students! The Thinker depicting Dante Alighieri is one of its prized collections. In fact, all the sculptures represent scenes from Dante’s Inferno, most prominently the gate... Read More

The French medical system

April 28, 2016

It is easy to get worn out from travel and the end of semester academic pile up. Around this time of year the metro becomes germ central. Getting sick is no fun and getting sick in a foreign country makes things even more complicated. Luckily, France has one of the best... Read More

Berlin

April 11, 2016

Berlin is not your typical traditional fairy-tale European city. As most of it was destroyed during WWII, it is ultra modern. To me, it felt like a cross between an industrial complex and a park, in the coolest possible way. The streets are extremely wide, so after packed in... Read More

Les dames de Fontainebleau

April 11, 2016

We got a taste of France’s chateaus during the APA excursion to the Loire Valley and some needed more!  Last Saturday students got together to visit Chateau de Fontainebleau, a perfect day trip to take out of Paris. While there, they had a little photo shoot and got... Read More

BAR CACHÉ DANS PARIS

April 5, 2016

There is no way you can discover Le Comptoir Général just by walking along canal Saint-Martin unless you see other people sneaking in or were given explicit directions. My UChicago friends studying in Barcelona and I were brought here by a French friend who wanted to show us a... Read More

ALLEZ LES BLEUS

April 5, 2016

If you want to see French people lose their minds and learn some colorful language, go to a soccer game at the Stade de France. We got French flags on our cheeks and I patriotically painted the Russian flag on my forehead. The security was top notch due to the November attacks... Read More

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