Awkward Encounters with the French Language

As I speak French more and more, I end up having some awkward conversations. I usually end up walking away and laughing at myself, as I’m sure they laugh at me too. For example: – In the dining hall today I rolled my r in “riz” (rice) and he said “pas de r” meaning don’t…

Joyeux Anniversaire

6/25/2014 So I already knew my birthday was bound to be amazing since it would be in Paris, but I had no idea how great it would actually be. To start off the day, we had breakfast (as we do every morning) in our housing’s cafeteria. We were given a ticket that gets us breakfast…

We made it!

6/24/2014 3:30pm I left CLT at 4:45pm and arrived at CDG around 6:40am Paris time. Here are some scribblings from my notebook: 2:26am I think I’ve slept a total of 10 minutes so far… the flight from Raleigh -> Charlotte was great. The man who sat next to me lives in Paris and told me…

Introduction

A bit about me: My name is Samantha and I’m a rising Junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I’m currently a Journalism and Mass Communications (Advertising) major with a second major in Global Studies (International politics, nation states, and social movements with a focus on Western Europe). I’m in a sorority, but…