Rome: Four Gelatos, Three Days, Two Gnocchis and One Bag

Before I begin going day by day of my trip in Rome, I wanted to start off with a few things. I decided to go to Rome really on just a whim, and did no research about what to see, what to do, where to eat, where to stay, etc. After a rough start to […]

Barcelona: Round 2

After our time in Madrid, we were feeling at least a little better so we were able to get up and go on our super early flight and not feel dead the rest of the day. After a healthy helping of Starbucks, we walked over to our hostel and got ready to go on the […]

Un week-end à Genève

I just got back from a two day trip to Geneva, Switzerland! I went with one of my friends from the Oregon program in Lyon, and we stayed with one of her high school friends who is currently studying in Geneva because she has a baller internship with the UN. She was also super cool […]

Story Hour

Hi friends! I have been updating my blog recently with just plans and random, general class information but now I believe that it is time for story hour, aka a bunch of the random things that have happened since I have been back but don’t merit their own subsection of the blog. The following are […]

Paris: Days 6 – 11

I am now back in the United States and have been basically incessantly playing video games or sleeping or eating all of the food they don’t have in France (which is surprisingly a lot). But since it has been about a week since my return, I have almost beaten all of the games I have, […]

Paris: Days 1 – 5

Even though school in Lyon has come to a close, I am still in Europe for another two weeks with my family in Paris! Although it is kind of a bummer not be be able to be home and seeing everyone in California for another two weeks while everyone else posts Facebook updates at the […]

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 […]

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 […]