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Divine Dark Chocolate Cake with Aurélie

June 12, 2020

With a self-proclaimed sweet tooth, I may be biased when I ask, “Is there anything more divine than a chocolate dessert?” Short answer, no! Every birthday growing up there was never any question or hesitation for my special celebratory treat: chocolate cake! Warm... Read More

Classic Crêpes with Lindsay

May 5, 2020

What’s the first food you think of when you hear the word Paris? For many, crêpes are the must-eat snack when visiting the City of Light. And it’s no surprise: freshly made before your eyes with a flick of the wrist, this light, buttery confection is the perfect... Read More

Final thoughts

May 4, 2020

Exams are over and most of the APA crowd finished their classes this week, as Sunday marks the end of our program. I imagined we would be celebrating the last few days in Paris, with good food and colorful drinks, with music and dance, or by visiting some more cool spots of the... Read More

Delectable Focaccia with David

April 28, 2020

Social distancing may have entered our lexicon but there’s still many ways to come together, albeit virtually. And what better way to electronically gather than with the sumptuous, mouth-watering, delicious tastes of French and Francophone cuisine! Each week, a member of... Read More

Paris in 15 seconds

April 9, 2020

Hi everyone, In this week’s post I am just sharing my latest project. Staying at home for so long isn’t easy, and since we can’t use our free time to visit any more of Paris’s beautiful sights, I decided to make a hyperlapse video of some of my favorite... Read More

Evenings in Paris

April 3, 2020

During times like these, when we are all confined in separate parts of the world, it’s sometimes nice to think back to all the fun evenings spent in the heart of Paris. The first two months of this semester were full of  delicious food, good drinks, lots of dancing, and... Read More

Normandie and Molière all in one week!

October 24, 2019

Salut! Right now, I’m writing this blog entry on the train ride to Brussels for fall break, but let me back up through everything else that’s happened this week. On Friday I took both of my APA course midterms, and then in the evening, there was an event at a bar in which... Read More

Last Weekend in Paris and End of Finals

October 17, 2019

The last weekend in Paris was a mix of finishing my final essays and trying to fit in some last minute visits. I barely saw anyone from the program over the weekend because we were all in the same boat–scrambling to finish our assignments while enjoying our favorite parts... Read More

Getting to Know the Diops and Settling Down

June 28, 2019

Meeting the Family  On Tuesday, my aunt invited over to her house to meet my cousins. We had briefly spoken on the phone, but only basic introductions were being exchanged, the pauses in between questions filled with anxious laughter. My aunt has four kids, her son lives in... Read More

Castles and Princesses

May 8, 2019

One of my absolute favorite things about studying abroad with APA is that they have built in pre-paid trips to other cities in France for us to further explore the culture and history. Our first one was to the north of France to Normandie, which I had already visited in high... Read More

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