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Day 26: Le 4 juillet 2016 Happy 4th of July from Rennes! Oh là là. Today is the beginning of week four, our final week in France. It's crazy to think of how fast our time went. Anywho, we will for sure be profiting of these next few days en... Continue reading
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Day 23 le premier juillet 2016 After finishing up their classes for the week, the students went to the Institut franco-américain for a 4th of July celebration. They munched on hot dogs, doughnuts, and American candy as they mixed with other Americans as well as French people who are interested... Continue reading
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Day 22 le 30 juin 2016 Today, we were all Julia Child. We all came to France and today we were baking. All 15 of us had to work together to complete the task, des sablés aux pommes and un petit gâteau au beurre salé. The process was very simple... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Day 21 le 29 juin 2016 Aujourd’hui, on est allé à la gare! (Today, we went to the train station.) The students were given the task to go to the train station to complete an activity. The activity gave the students a chance to see inside of a real French... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
Day 19 le 27 juin 2016 To celebrate la Fête du Cinéma, we explored our local movie theater. First of all, the students completed a feuille de route to compare French and American movie theaters. Students noted that they sell coffee and ice cream bars and that they show a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Days 17 and 18: le 25 & 26 juin 2016 Excursion en Cornouaille Vendredi: Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed the students met us at our departing location at for our weekend excursion. Loaded the bus, made sure all students were accounted for and off we headed out west. The first leg of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Day 14 le 22 juin 2016 Woah! What is that big, bright yellow thing in the sky? Could it be what they call “the sun?” OUUUUAIS! Today was an absolutely beautiful day in Rennes! The sun was out, the skies were blue and the birds were chirping! On today’s agenda,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Day 13 le 21 juin 2016 Today is the Fête de la Musique, celebrated on the first day of summer. Every year on the summer solstice, cities throughout France host a music festival in parks, plazas and in the streets. Tonight, it begins! Because the Fête de la Musique has... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Day 12 le 20 juin 2016 Et il pleut toujours — Another rainy day in Rennes. Today is day 1 of week 2.. Its hard to believe how fast our time is going here in France. On our original agenda, we had an outing at the park scheduled with many... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Day 8 le 16 juin 2016 Today was a beautiful day in Rennes. The sun was out, the birds were chirping and it was finally warm out! Today was the perfect day to spend outside, taking full advantage of this beautiful day. Gilles, our tour guide for the day, organized... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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day 7 le 15 juin 2016 Today we were up and out the door early in the morning. We had to meet the rest of the group at 8:45 at Villejean-Universitaire, a metro stop just a few stops down from the center of the city. It was here that we... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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day 6 le 14 juin 2016 Today, Program Leaders Sarah and Kyle met the students at the instutit after their classes to lead them to their second Into The Community activity. For today’s activity, we went to the Galeries Lafayette where all the fun began. Students were instructed to find... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Days 3 and 4 le 11 et 12 juin 2016 The students spent their first weekend with their host families and got a chance to explore local cuisine and culture. Some of them volunteered to share some of their experiences. samedi Gabriella This Saturday my host mom took me on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Day 2 le 10 juin 2016 The students had their first breakfast with their host families. Here are pictures of the participants right after they met their hosts (two students are not pictured because their families came at other times). This morning, students attended an informational meeting to talk about... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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My name is Sarah Kiningham and I'm going to be leading the first session of Rennes with Kyle. I began taking French as a freshman in high school because I thought it was a beautiful language. Learning French was overwhelming at times, but it was rewarding to communicate in a... Continue reading
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