Full Circle & Reflections in Paris
December 19, 2022
Just like that, the semester is at an end! While APA Multi-Country has technically ended for this semester, I’m still abroad. All of us flew from Dakar to Paris early on Friday, then went our separate ways. It was so strange to part with the APA group. We’ve all seen... Read More
Study Spaces in Paris… and Dakar!
November 15, 2022
One of the most interesting parts of studying abroad is getting to know a city as a student, which is so different from just being a tourist. Tourists don’t need a good working environment with WiFi for multiple hours on a regular basis! All of us have WiFi and space to study... Read More
Back to the Beginning in Paris!
November 9, 2022
Hello and welcome to the 2022 adventures of APA Multi-Country! Over the next few weeks I’ll be catching you up about our semester so far and giving you updates on what’s left of this incredibly unique study abroad experience. First, a little about me: My name is Maddy and... Read More
Paris with a 9pm Curfew
October 23, 2020
Last week, Macron announced he would be imposing a 9pm to 6am curfew on Paris and 8 other French cities. This came as a bit of a shock to me, as my university classes are in person, and bars have continued to serve alcohol past their 10pm limit. The idea of living with a curfew... Read More
Museums as a Space for Meditation
October 15, 2020
I’ve always enjoyed going to museums. With a mother who is an art historian, museums were automatically a big part of my life. Every time we traveled; museums were the first on the list of things to see. And when new exhibitions came to Lisbon, Portugal, we would often make it... Read More
Everyone comes to Paris for a different reason.
October 8, 2020
Everyone comes to Paris for a different reason. For some it’s love, for others it’s the architecture and culture, and for others still it’s the food. For me? To finally become fluent in French and to feel like I had a European base that I could call home. But the truth is,... Read More
Guest Post: How to capture a semester (or 2.5 months) abroad?
July 2, 2020
The following is a guest blog post from Lisa, Spring 2020 Paris participant. Having been sent home early from a beautiful spring semester in Paris, I’ve found myself returning to this question. Though I am an avid photographer and almost obsessively document my experiences, I... Read More
April 24, 2020
Spring is here! That means both the Catholic and the Orthodox Easter have happened in the last two weeks, which made it feel double as difficult to be away from home. Two weekends ago, I happened to go for a walk, and forgot for a bit that people would be celebrating Easter.... Read More
Alternative Spring Break
April 17, 2020
This week brings out bittersweet feelings. On the one hand, it’s finally Spring break! The sun is shining, flowers are blossoming, the temperature is nice enough to wear those cute outfits we all packed for Paris, and of course — no more classes. On the other hand,... Read More
March 26, 2020
As I am writing this week’s post, I am still sitting by the window. Not because of another pretty sunset, but because France has been on lockdown for 10 days now, and despite the sun and blossoming trees, we can’t really go out a lot. But all in all, Paris isn’t the... Read More