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Returning Home

When that plane finally touched the ground, returning to the States, I let out a deep sigh for many reasons. On one hand, I was glad to be home among the scenery and culture I was so familiar with and the friends and family that I love. But on the…
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Toulouse Post-Trip

I am so happy I decided to do this study abroad. I think it was great that each day was so different from the others and that really kept students engaged. I tell someone about this trip everyday now and I will highly recommend it to other students in the…
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Cheese Caves?

I was expecting my favorite field trip to be the poultry day but it was actually a combination of the days in the Roquefort area observing sheep and also the Roquefort caves. First, I love long rides. I’m used to them because growing up I did a lot of road…
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Toulouse Pre-trip

Before going on this trip I was pretty excited for about a month but honestly kind of nervous the first few days right before I left. I hadn’t been out of the continental US or Canada before so I knew I was about to be changed forever in Toulouse, France….
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À Bientôt

Surprisingly, I was ready to return home. After staying in France for so long, I began to feel like a nomad because every day was a long adventure. I was constantly moving, and as a result, I was always exhausted. I enjoyed every minute of the program, but my body…
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Did That Just Happen?

It’s weird now that I’m back I can say the words “While I was studying abroad in Europe…” That is something I never thought I would get the opportunity to say. It continues to blow my mind. I’ve loved sharing my stories with my friends and family since I’ve returned….
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Cultural Experience

One of my main goals during my expedition in France was to not eat any meal that I can eat at home. There is no point in coming to France if you are not going to embrace in a large chunk of their culture. Since my French was not advanced…
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