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Goodbyes suck. They really do. I remember ten months ago having to say goodbye to my friends and family before getting on the plane to France. It felt like the hardest thing. And now 296 days later, I have to say goodbye to my second home, family, and friends. This... Continue reading
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I only have two weeks left in my second home. Only two weeks. Only 14 days. Only 336 hours. Like so many moments of my exchange, I have no idea how I feel. I am so full of excitement at seeing my friends, family, and home in the U.S., and... Continue reading
So I’ve been thinking, and I asked some of the other exchange students in France for their ideas too, on helpful tips and ideas for someone who is going to go on an exchange. This is the compiled list of what we came up with: Before you leave for your... Continue reading
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Wow! So I haven’t written on my blog in a really long time. Sorry! I’ve been swept up in life, and haven’t taken the time to sit down and really reflect in the last month and a half. Right now I’m on my second week of spring break. So much... Continue reading
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I just finished my winter break, and this is my first week back at school. I had two wonderful weeks off at the end of February for winter break (also known as ski break). In France, not everyone has their winter break at the same time. They do this because... Continue reading
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So far, I’ve been using my blog to describe what I’ve been doing in France. And I remember last year and the year before when I was looking at studying abroad in France, and after I got accepted to the program, I would read the blogs of people that were... Continue reading
Over halfway. I am over halfway through my year in France and that is crazy. I meant to write this post on January 15, the exact day that marks my halfway point, but all my feelings had become too jumbled to put into words. It was the weirdest feeling of... Continue reading
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Christmas break has been a combination of the most homesick I've felt so far, and also the most happy I've felt so far. The first week of break I was with my host family getting ready for Christmas. I celebrated Christmas with my host family on the 24th. We opened... Continue reading
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I have been dreading it. It’s not that I’m sad about missing out on the Thanksgiving food, because the food in France is pretty darn good, but I’ve been dreading the idea of being homesick. I’ve been dreading missing my family, my friends, and the feeling of... Continue reading
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Have you ever had someone ask you a question that you know the answer to but you can’t put it into words? That is how I feel every time someone asks me how France is. It is just so hard to explain the ups and the downs, the people, the... Continue reading
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These last two weeks have been wonderful! I had one week with my new host family where I didn’t have school. I was able to settle in and get to know my new family. I had a wonderful time learning to cook new recipes with my host mom, having my... Continue reading
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As an exchange student your whole life changes from one day to the next. You arrive in a completely foreign country and start living with a completely new family. That amount of change can be hard to process, but once you get used to all that newness life becomes a... Continue reading
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One month… I have been in France for one month. I can’t believe it. I have never experienced time moving so fast and so slow at the same time. I think I am starting to comprehend more and more french, but sometimes it’s hard to judge the progress I’ve made... Continue reading
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This past week has gone by in a blur… So many thing, good and bad, have happened. I’m just starting to get used to life in my new home. It’s a huge adjustment! One minute I’ll be smiling and laughing and the next I’ll be crying and homesick. It’s almost... Continue reading
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I’m finally in France! These first few days have been surreal. I left Oregon Wednesday evening and I took a redeye flight to Boston. In Boston I had a CIEE orientation from Thursday to Friday. All the French study abroad students from CIEE flew to France together. We arrived in... Continue reading
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Aug 20, 2015