La France me manque

      I found this graphic on another French travel blog, and totally related. Although I have been to a great deal of places since I left France, there is no country like it. I remember all of the good times I had on the riverbanks, in Croix-Rousse and of course at l’université. I […]

Au Revoir, France (Or at least, À Bientôt)

And so I have arrived in Santa Barbara for the summer. It is kind of surreal that I had been in Lyon for a little more than 10 months, but looking back on the experiences I have been here, it is much more believable. I have met the most amazing people here in France; not […]

The Californians Go to Pérouges

The UC EAP program pulled through once again and planned a short afternoon trip to Pérouges, a small medieval city which is about 15 minutes away from Lyon. The “city” is a circle which you can walk around in about 10 minutes. They have a church / fortress where the people of the town used […]

Welcome to France, Mon Ami! [Lyon Edition]

Like I talked about in my last post about Paris, my friend from America came to visit me in France on his spring break. We spent the weekend in Paris and then came back to Lyon for week because I needed to go to school (unfortunately). It was really fun having him her because it […]

First Week of Real French School

I got back to France after two wonderful, and extremely short, weeks at home where I got to visit my friends from ~all over Southern California~. Right as I was about to leave, the weather jumped up to 80 degrees (of course) after having been a neutral 65 the entire time I was there. However, […]

First Semester: Finished

And so, our first semester abroad has come to a close. The Language and Culture group took our last final this morning, as well as turned in our last paper so now we are all officially finished with our first semester being French students (or at least trying to be French students). It is actually […]

Wait, It Is Finals Week? ( + Some Updates! )

I am currently writing this all in my iPad as I sit in the Lyon airport waiting for my flight to Lisbon for the weekend! Because I am not smart and completely overestimated the time it would take to get here from my house, I have a nice three hours before my flight leaves so […]

French is Hard But…

Strangely, it is getting easier. I am really happy that I am extending because if I were to go home in three weeks, like most of the other people in my class (don’t leave me guys!!), then I would go home and would probably never use French ever again. At least I can prolong that […]