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Here and now is all we have…

I am officially back at home. What an adventure I encountered while in Toulouse, France. I did not limit myself to just Toulouse either on the weekends, I visited Nice, France on the Mediterranian Sea along with London. I took NINE planes over the course of the 3 weeks. What…
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Laughter

My arrival in France was overwhelming. I had a slight case of culture shock. It seemed like everywhere I turned there was something new, but in reality, it was all the same. The hustle and bustle all begin quickly upon arrival. We attempted not to catch jetlag meaning we did…
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Pre-Flight Nerves

In 24 hours I will be on an airplane on my way to France. This will be my first time traveling to Europe. In addition, it is the first time I travel somewhere out of my comfort zone. For example, family vacations have been to my hometown of Mexico or…
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Do French Ducks Wear Berets?

Getting my ducks in a row before I leave for France has been more work than I expected! I’ve got one word for anyone wanting to study abroad: money! Get it in order, now. This has two components: funding the trip, and international monetary accessibility. Studying abroad can be expensive, no…
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Ready for France!

The time is finally here! I leave for France tomorrow! Between finals and wrapping up spring semester this trip kind of snuck up on me. Words cannot describe how excited I am for this trip. I am mostly interested in seeing the different forms of agriculture that this trip has to…
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Le Voyage attend

In two short days, I will be boarding my plane to France. I have spent numerous hours since October planning for this journey but hoped for the opportunity to study abroad for years. I cannot imagine the adventures I will encounter over the next few weeks that will not only…
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Post France

This trip has been AMAZING and life changing. By spending almost a month in Europe it made me realize that I want my first job to require a lot of travel. The classes were very interesting. Even if they were very long, I succeeded learning French agriculture and culture.  The…
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Academics/Challenges

Being surrounded by thousands of people, I still felt alone sometimes. I had no idea what anyone was saying. Language barrier was very difficult to deal with, but I seemed to manage. We took a French language class every other day and it seemed to help a lot with casual…
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Pre- France

Hi! My name is Hannah Wilson and I was accepted into the Food Production program in Toulouse, France at ENSAT. ENSAT is an agricultural/architecture college set in the south of France. Before going on this trip I was not nervous at all. I have never traveled outside the country, but…
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