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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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New year, new language

Filed in Blog, France by on January 12, 2018
New year,  new language

by Kathryn M. This semester I have traded in my university in the middle of Missouri for a grand adventure in a big city — 4,699 miles away. My new life in Lyon, France comes with many challenges like getting used to the transit systems, making new friends and acclimating to a new university. One […]

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Battlegrounds

Filed in Blog, France by on December 12, 2016
Battlegrounds

by Taylor C. This weekend I traveled with my study abroad program to the regions of Normandy and Brittany. I’ve been to a small part of Normandy before, but I was super excited to go back and see even more of its beautiful landscape. Day one started at the Caen Memorial Museum. It’s home to […]

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