Être française aux États-Unis: Interview with Stéfanie Nunes

Hey there everyone. I am currently on an interview kick at the moment, with my most recent interview being with my French roommate, Stéfaine Nunes. This post was also originally featured on The College Tourist, so check it out there if you are so inclined (or just continue to keep reading below!). I conducted this […]

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 […]

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Since I have a really boring day of classes ahead and have spent much of yesterday just retyping my notes from these past three weeks (aka trying to do that every few minutes and then giving up and watching Whose Line is it Anyway? instead), I decided that I would make a physical list of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Grenoble!

I went to Grenoble this past weekend with two of my friends from the UC EAP Language and Culture Program, as a spur of the moment idea just so we would be out of Lyon for a weekend. Since the program is starting to come to a close (eeep!!) we are all starting to get […]

Thanksgiving Update

So, on Thanksgiving this year, I spent it with the entire UC EAP group! Although the portions were small, and their vegetarian options were pretty not that amazing, the night was really fun! It was good to be surrounded by all English speaking people, and a nice reassuring moment that we are all in this […]