I’ll Never Move On

I think about Paris every day. I have a map of Paris on my wall, pictures of my time there above my bed, posters, mini eiffel towers, books, music, ticket stubs, scrapbooks.. I couldn’t avoid thinking of Paris even if I wanted to. I was only there for 6 weeks, but while I was there…

Week 1 // Paris

I decided to map out what I did during my first week. Week 1 // Arrival  M 6/23 Left the USA around 4pm. Attempted sleep. Failed. Tu 6/24 Arrived at Charles de Gualle International Airport around 6am, 45 minute train ride to Denfert-Rochereau metro station on the RER, 10 minute walk to the FIAP Jean-Monet…

School’s Out for Summer

Today was my last day of classes at the Sorbonne, as well as my final for my UNC course. That means that I have today and tomorrow left in Paris, and I fly back to the US on Friday. I wish I could say that I was excited to go home, but I really wish…

Musées et plus

One of the most noticeable perks of studying abroad is that I have been able to use my Sorbonne student ID to access museums for free. Since our UNC course is on the history and culture of Paris, we have visited a couple museums and chateaux as class excursions. Louvre I have attempted to go…

Playing Catch-Up

I feel like it has been forever since I have written a post! This is almost 100% due to the spotty internet connect where I’m staying. I know I probably sound like a broken record talking about how bad the connection is, and I really wouldn’t mind being disconnected from the world if it meant…

10 Juillet 2014

Last night, Ben, our TA Emma and I went to a concert at a venue called Petit Bain. It’s an adorable boat docked on the Seine river with three levels – bottom being the stage and bar, middle a bar and restaurant, and the top a rooftop terrace. If the weather had been nicer, we…

Happy 4th of July!

I’m writing this on the metro ride to Musee d’Orsay because it’s the first bit of free time I’ve had in a little while. Also, as I’m sure I’ve said before, internet is sparse. For example, I had internet for 30 minutes at 7:30am yesterday and didn’t have it again til this morning. I’ve seen…

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…