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Guest Post: How do you 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

Quarantine Easter

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

Lockdown stories

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

Days in the foyer

March 19, 2020

As I write this post, I sit next to the window, watching a glorious Paris sunset and waiting to see the beacon of the Tour Eiffel like most nights. I remember how only three months ago I was making the decision to be the only one in my circle of friends to go abroad and... Read More

Last Week in Paris — And the Rain Came Down

March 11, 2020

The weather for the last week has been dismal to say the least. The early morning rain makes it difficult to get out of bed, the soft pitter patter never failing to lull me back to sleep past the time I’d set on my alarm clock. Though it’s put a bit of a damper on... Read More

Des Vacances à Amsterdam

March 4, 2020

Last week was our winter break and I met up with some friends from my home university in Amsterdam. I admittedly didn’t know that much about the city before I went. However, I really enjoyed my time there and have compiled my favorite places. Pancakes Amsterdam  One thing... Read More

“Ici, tout est beau, bon, pas cher”

February 27, 2020

I promised last week that I would profiter de la ville, and in that spirit, I’m going to dedicate this week’s blog post to one of my favorite things about living in Paris — the food. An old friend from high school was visiting this past weekend, and on our walk home from... Read More

Familiar names, new surprises

February 21, 2020

As I write this blog post, I’m listening to Gaël Faye’s album, Pili pili sur un croissant au beurre. I first came to know the Franco-Rwandan novelist/rapper/poet in an academic setting; he’s the author of Petit Pays, our second novel for our literature class,... Read More

Weekend à Saint Malo et Mont Saint Michel

February 13, 2020

This weekend we departed for the west of France to visit the city of Saint Malo and the famed Mont Saint Michel.  I was especially excited for this trip because visiting Mont St Michel had been an item on my bucket list for a while. I had stumbled across a gorgeous picture of... Read More

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