Actual Finals Week

EDIT: I realize I am posting this while I am already back in America, but I really did write it while I was in the midst of Finals Week (but then added some thoughts post the-worst-week-ever). IT IS FINALS WEEK. Although many of my friends in America will laugh because I only have two finals […]

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 […]

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 […]