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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 ūüôā
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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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Before I left

I decided to spend my spring semester in Beauvais, France during the fall semester. ¬†I never really stopped to think about what it would be like to be gone for three months while everyone at home carried on with their lives. ¬†The people you talk to before always say “Studying…
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