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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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JET LAG IS THE WORST

Sooo on my way home I was up for a total of 28 hours. Yea that’s right 28. Way too many, if you were wondering. My flight was delayed, delayed again, and oh you guessed it, delayed a total 3 times. I was exhausted to say the least. Seeing my…
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You remember that language barrier I mentioned before??

So this language barrier thing, yes it is very real. And extremely difficult to deal with. No one actually addressed to me how difficult it was going to be to go to a foreign country where the only word I knew how to say was “Hello”. After about the second…
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Pre trip

Before this trip I didn’t know what to expect at all. To be honest, I hadn’t really read the schedule I was just going to take the trip as it came. I was super excited for being out of the country, but very nervous about missing my family. My parents…
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Internship in France, part one

Part one of my internship in France this summer has concluded. I have spent the past five weeks working alongside these two gentlemen in the gardens at Château d’Acquigny, about one hour due northwest of Paris. It was quite the experience and I know that I will cherish the time…
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Travel Complications

It was May 9, the day had finally come for me to leave for my study abroad program in France. I was so excited as this was my fist time out of the country. I had decided to fly to France alone because unlike the majority of people in my…
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Coming Home

Just like that, my Maymester study abroad program to France is over. The things that I learned about agriculture in France are definitely things that I can take back to home and integrate into my own farm. While in France we visited a farm that milked their own cattle and…
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