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A Visit to London!

December 2, 2019

by Calista Goldwasser

Salut! This week has been a whirlwind between a study tour to London and my first Thanksgiving not in America. On Thursday evening, we left for London for our study tour with our Art History class to study the nineteenth century paintings of England. We spend Friday and Saturday there, visiting The National Gallery, The Tate Britain Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum, and giving presentations of pieces of art. On Sunday, I visited the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower for the full tourist experience with some friends of mine. Then Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were back to my usual routine of classes. It’s crazy that now there are only two weeks of class left before finals and then the semester is done. Today is Thanksgiving and APA has organized a dinner for us tonight so we can all celebrate together, which should be really nice! Can’t believe how quickly time is flying... Read More

Enjoying November!

November 22, 2019

by Calista Goldwasser

Hello again! The first half of this week was spend in Vienna visiting some friends from uni who are studying abroad in Vienna, which was super interesting! Here are some photos from my visit:   Then on Tuesday, our political science course, « La France Contemporaine » took... Read More

This is Morocco!

November 14, 2019

by apaparis

I’m back after a week-long hiatus. There is nothing exciting that happened this past week, except for a sickness that will not go away. When I was not in class I was in bed. The one fun thing I did was make pancakes for my host mom. There was another American student living... Read More

Study Tour and so much more!

November 14, 2019

by Calista Goldwasser

Bonjour! This week has been packed with fun activities, starting with our Study Tour to Brussels for the APA in-house course, « La France Contemporaine » in which we visited the Conseil and the Parlement of the European Union. We also still made time to enjoys some frites... Read More

First Week of November

November 7, 2019

by Calista Goldwasser

Bonjour bonjour! This week has been lots of fun, beginning with my return from Scotland and ending with a concert at the Philharmonie de Paris! I returned from Scotland on Sunday after a few more days of sightseeing! Here’s a photo of me in front of the Wallace Monument in... Read More

Fall Break in Scotland!

November 7, 2019

by Calista Goldwasser

Hello hello! It’s fall break and I’m currently in Scotland enjoying some Halloween festivities with friends! I would share a bunch about my week but up until yesterday I was sick and hardly doing anything but sleep and watch Netflix until I finally felt better. Now I’ve... Read More

Weekend Trip to Fes 

October 30, 2019

by apaparis

On Friday, we met up at the language center at 9:30 and took a van to Fes. The two Moroccan students, Kanza and Maroua, joined us on our trip. The ride to Fes from Rabat took about 3 hours, but we took a pit stop halfway to grab a bite to eat. When we finally... Read More

Normandie and Molière all in one week!

October 24, 2019

by Calista Goldwasser

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

by apaparis

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

Midterms Week

October 17, 2019

by Calista Goldwasser

Hello again! It’s the week of midterms so this blog entry is going to be a quick one cause I’ve got lots of studying to do! This week has been wild, between a French movie night to a football (soccer as us Americans call it) match, to class at the Musée d’Orsay to the... Read More

October in Paris!

October 11, 2019

by Calista Goldwasser

Bonjour! This week has been an exciting one! Friday started out with a bit of shopping to keep up with the fashionable Parisians. My language support instructor told me about a store she liked so I just had to check it out. Saturday was APA’s visit to the Château of... Read More

Last Week in Paris!

October 9, 2019

by apaparis

A True Versailles experience  Looking back on it, this week was sort of a wreck, and I think it started with the weekend. APA planned a tour of Versailles for us on Saturday. We were supposed to meet at 1:30 to begin the tour. From my homestay, Versailles is about 45 minutes... Read More

One month in! Three more to go!

October 4, 2019

by Calista Goldwasser

Salut! Its the start of October, and I’m realizing I’ve been living in France for over a month now, which seems absolutely crazy on one hand, but on the other, it feels like home! Since my last post, I (along with the rest of the APA students) went to a beautiful concert at... Read More

⅗ Weeks Completed in Paris!

October 2, 2019

by apaparis

Grand Tour of the Louvre (yes, more Louvre!)  My Wednesdays are free and so I wanted to make the most of the day. But before I could go and enjoy all the things that the city had to offer, I needed to get some chores out of the way. When we first arrived in Paris,... Read More

Loving France!

September 26, 2019

by Nakeshia Diop

Walking Through History On Wednesday, we had a night tour of the Louvre. The tour was supposed to start at 6:45pm but because of miscommunication, we all arrived late and had to essentially run through the museum to see all the exhibits that our tour guide wanted to show us.... Read More

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