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In The Mix

I have truly enjoyed my time abroad so far. Some of the highlights include visiting a rabbit farm, traveling to Nice, and shopping at different markets. Moreover, the markets in Toulouse gave us the opportunity to be fully emerged into the French culture. We were able to speak to different…
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Plane Thoughts

Im honestly very excited to see what this study abroad experience holds for me. I haven’t been out of the country since I was in middle school, so Im not sure what to expect. Since I was born in Montreal and lived in Guinea, West Africa for 4 years as…
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Trip of a Lifetime

France is more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. It is a little difficult to navigate due to the language barrier, but everyone here has been very friendly towards us and have tried to accommodate us the best they can. There is so much history in every town that…
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Back in the U.S

As I was getting ready to leave Toulouse part of me was ready to be home and another part was sad to leave such a beautiful country. This was such an amazing opportunity and I am so glad that I got to have this experience. Not only did I get…
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Back to the good ole U S of A

Returning back home made me very happy, but also very sad that I was leaving behind the world of new experiences we had built in France. I never thought I would be as happy as I was when I saw my first Chickfil-A billboard in the United States, but I…
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First Experience Abroad

I am so excited for this opportunity to study in France. I have never been outside of the United States and I am ready to see more of the world but I am also a little nervous. The language barrier will be hard to adjust to and I’ve never taken…
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An Eating Adventure

World-renowned for its incredible food, France frequents the top spot for gourmet eats. Visions of sugar plus danced in me head, quite literally, and I could not wait to get my mitts on something French – anything would do! Our first day there, we went to a cook-it-yourself restaurant, guided…
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Language Barrier

One of my biggest fears before going abroad was the fact that I didn’t know how to speak French whatsoever. When I arrived in Toulouse, I realized that because it was more of a rural French town, people either spoke very little English, or none at all. This was difficult…
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Language Barriers

When you walking around a city you don’t know in the U.S. you may feel lost, but you can always manage around because the people speak English and you can ask for directions. However, when you’re in another country that does not use English as their primary language it can…
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