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Is courtesy common?

Filed in Blog, France by on February 8, 2020
Is courtesy common?

by Kaitlyn F. When I decided to study abroad in Lyon, France, I had a picture in my mind of a culture full of romance and baguettes. While both of those things are true, the culture is so much richer and more complex than I could have ever imagined. The French live by a different […]

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Bon Voyage: My first few weeks in France

Filed in Blog, France by on January 20, 2020
Bon Voyage: My first few weeks in France

by Taylor P. My name is Taylor and I am studying abroad in Lyon, France for the semester. As I write this, I am listening to the abhorrently loud construction outside my bedroom window and ignoring the smell of someone’s burnt dinner a few doors down. Although the conditions may seem less than ideal, I […]

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Navigating the rocky terrain: Studying abroad while in a long-distance relationship

Navigating the rocky terrain: Studying abroad while in a long-distance relationship

by Maddie S. Before coming to Paris, my biggest anxiety wasn’t the language barrier that I’d surely encounter with my mediocre French-speaking skills, nor was it the fact that I was moving 6,000 miles away from my family and friends at my home university. Rather, my biggest apprehension surrounded my relationship — fearful that studying […]

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Paris, is that You?

Paris, is that You?

by Maddie S. I’m sitting on the outdoor terrace of my 5th floor Parisian apartment overlooking the locals flow in and out of the Volontaires metro station entrance, an older woman hanging up fresh white-linen sheets over her balcony, a couple cuddling close together sipping their noisettes at the local boulangerie, and children playing in […]

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Abroad in Lyon

Abroad in Lyon

by Olivia H. Moving to Lyon is easily the most exciting thing I have done in my life. I got my first passport last year in anticipation for a study abroad trip. Now, when I tell my new friends that this is the first time I have ever left America, I see the shock across […]

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Becoming a local

Filed in Blog, France by on February 1, 2019

by Madeline H. Exactly one month ago today I was on a plane flying across the Atlantic to my new home in Lyon, France. The most shocking aspect of studying abroad is not the language, or the culture, or getting lost and deciding you will never find your way home because you don’t have internet […]

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The bucket list

The bucket list

by Addison L. As study abroad with CIEE comes to an end, I can’t help but quantify all of the experiences that this opportunity has helped me to cross off of my bucket list. I spent Valentine’s Day under the Eiffel Tower at night with the twinkling lights in Paris, ate a waffle in Brussels, […]

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Paris is more than baguettes and high fashion

Paris is more than baguettes and high fashion

by Addison L. Living in Paris On Jan. 7, I boarded an airplane that began my greatest adventure to date. After spending six weeks as a temporary resident of Paris, it is almost impossible to pick out events to write about, since every day I spent in the “City of Love and Lights” offered me […]

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Exploring Monaco

Filed in Blog, France by on February 13, 2018

by Morganne Y. About the blogger Morganne Y. is studying abroad at Ecole Superieure de Commerce, IPAG in Nice, France.

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I’m just a girl

Filed in Blog, France by on February 1, 2018

by Kathryn M. I’ve never really thought much about how much being a girl impacts me daily. I’m aware of the big picture things — the wage gap, sexual assault and harassment in the workplace. Of course, I hold my keys between my fingers when I walk to my car in the dark and call […]

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