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Cynthia Benson
Toulouse, France
Program leader for Toulouse
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Quai des Savoirs is a museum specializing in science. We had the opportunity to go and explore with our guide Nicolas. He had everyone experience the experiments first, draw conclusions, then he would explain or clarify what we saw to determine if we were correct. It was a fantastic way... Continue reading
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Port-Vendres is beautiful and even more so in the morning. Many students went to la phare (lighthouse) to watch the sunrise over Port-Vendres. Others went out early in the morning to run to la phare and enjoy the cool breeze, beautiful views, and peacefully crashing of the morning waves. Overall,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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During our incredible weekend in Port-Vendres we also got to see the adorable village of Collioure. Complete with beaches, un château, and lots of ice cream, Collioure is the touristy companion of Port-Vendres. Some of the most adventurous kids took off first on a walk using the ancient road that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Niveau 3 adventures in dining Today after learning food vocabulary and after experiencing some harrowing role play restaurant scenarios in French class, the level 3 students set out to experience restaurant dining first-hand. We hopped on the metro and three stops later we discovered le marché Victor Hugo. Inside the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Orientation Day 1 in Toulouse le 10 juin 2016 Our first day together in Toulouse was filled with information, food, conversation, and exploration. The day began with orientation including information about health and safety, homestay etiquette, and cultural differences. They all asked great questions about things they've noticed and their... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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