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Salut!

Salut! France has been nothing short of amazing. I have learned so much, from the history, language, and customs, to food production and sustainable approaches to agriculture in just 3 short weeks. I am so excited to apply the knowledge that I have gained, back home. Due to our extremely…
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Living out my European Dream

So before I came on this trip, my main goals were to live out my European Dream by riding though Toulouse on a bike and by taking a  train ride to some other city on my own. This past weekend I got to do  just that and it was completely satisfying!…
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Before Toulouse

I can’t believe it’s already here! I don’t know what to expect besides lots of pastries and even more things to see and learn. I’m excited to get to know everyone and come home with some new friends and lots of stories too 🙂
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Toulouse Bound!

Well the day has finally come. I am headed to Toulouse, France to complete a three week study abroad program. Right now I am pretty torn. I am very excited about the trip, but I am also very sad about leaving my family when I feel like I just got…
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At the Airport

Because of finals, I haven’t had a chance to get excited about this trip until today. I can’t wait to be in France! I studied French in high school and fell in love with the language and culture, so I am so eager to finally experience it firsthand. My parents…
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T-17 Hours ‘Til France

It’s 1 am and I have 17 hours until I leave for France! Well… 17 hours until I leave to London because that is where my first stop is, but that’s besides the point. I have 17 hours until I have officially begin my journey into a foreign country, and…
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An American in Toulouse

Bonjour! I am currently sitting at my laptop browsing through websites in a frantic attempt to learn French, trying to think of anything I may have forgotten to pack and intently watching An American in Paris (one of my favorite movies) for the 10th time today trying to observe everything…
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A Cold Spring in Beauvais, France

I was in Beauvais, France for three months from February until May.  I knew it would be cold when I arrived there, but I didn’t know just how cold!  I wore my long winter jacket until the week before I left.  Along with all the other challenges– language and culture…
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Home Sweet Home

Now that I have returned home from 3 weeks in France, Spain, and Italy, I am honestly able to say that this trip has been one of the best decisions I have made! The group of people I was with were absolutely the best, we all got along and became…
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Mid Study Abroad in Toulouse, Fr

Despite the fact that this is not my first trip to Europe, France took awhile to get used to! Between the jet lag and the language barrier the first few days really pushed me outside of my comfort zone, especially when it came to the dreaded task of ordering food…
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