Tag Archives: France

I Survived (Ashley Wilson)

I SURVIVED MY FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL…kind of. My mind is a little tattered after the first week, a couple of classes left me bind boggled you could say. They speak so darn fast! But I came out un scared. … Continue reading

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Public Transport in Grenoble (Alissa De Valk)

Looking back on my semester in France, I can’t believe how quickly it has gone and how many things I got used to that I know I thought were unusual when I arrived. One of the main things was the … Continue reading

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Bittersweet Goodbyes (Leigh Smalley)

Over the past 4 months, I have come to really love Grenoble, and France in general. At the beginning I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy living here, but I absolutely love it and am really sad to leave. This … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Dinner … With a French Twist (Leigh Smalley)

So, we were told we would be having an “American Thanksgiving” – with the same foods and whatnot…well, it turned out to be and American Thanksgiving with a bit of a French twist – not bad, just different.  We started … Continue reading

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Particularities (Leigh Smalley)

Teachers cancel class and then you have to make it up before the end of the semester… If a teacher cancels a class here, they are required to make it up at some point before the end of the semester. … Continue reading

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France: University Excursion (Alissa De Valk)

This weekend, I went on a university-planned trip to Côte d’Azur/Nice, Monaco, and Cannes. On the way, we stopped at a market in a little town. I was surprised at how much it reminded me of a market or fair … Continue reading

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France: Food & Drink, Classroom Experiences (Alissa De Valk)

Food & Drink I’m getting more and more used to the food here, but what I didn’t expect was how different the drinks would be, as well. For example, I haven’t had any milk since the morning I left my … Continue reading

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My First 2 Weeks in Grenoble (Alyssa De Valk)

My first two weeks in Grenoble, France have been both amazing and completely overwhelming all at once. I was surprised at how quickly I felt like part of the family. My host parents, Rose Marie and Philippe, and my two … Continue reading

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Wait, That’s All We’re Eating for Dinner? (Leigh Smalley)

Before coming to France, I knew that the French had a different schedule for eating and that they eat much smaller portions than we do in the U.S. Unfortunately, I did not realize how much healthier they eat as well, … Continue reading

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