After the fastest three weeks ever at home, I’m now back in Paris. I got back the day after the unity march took place. I wouldn’t say that the recent events made me reluctant to come back, as I knew I had to return regardless, but I was glad to have been at home while they were happening. … More Back to ‘La Vie Française’
Life at a French university was always going to be an experience… Organisation All the rumours were true, the organisation at Paris 7 is pretty poor. I had an inkling of this before I arrived, when I was told ‘we don’t know when our first semester start date is’ in June (eg less than 3 … More Université Paris Diderot: What I’ve learned about French unis so far
I’m down to less than three weeks ’til it’s home time! I’ve got three exams next week, four exams the week after and then I’ll be on a plane back to Edinburgh, ready to be welcomed at the airport just like in a Christmas film (I’m thinking more Love Actually than Christmas with the Kranks, s’il … More Bonjour, Bruxelles
Salut! I’ve now been here for almost thirteen weeks- I can’t believe it! Paris is now cold cold cold, and so I’ve bought two snoods (both of which I thought were scarves at the time of purchase) and I’ve had to put my heating on (Bertrand the property manager suggested this wouldn’t be necessary but his cold … More 13 weeks (and 4 and a bit til I’m home for Christmas!)
Salut! Barcelona was AMAAAAZING. Tour Guide Chloe did a fab job of showing Anna and I around and we managed to see a lot in the time we were there. After getting a taxi to Paris Charles de Gaulle at 4am (which turned out to be very entertaining- there are a lot of people still … More Barcelona and a Babylangues update
First of all, I’m sorry for the gap between my last post and this one. I’ve been kept very busy by uni work, exams, my job and visit from the Bruce family! I loved having my family here. I think Mum and Megan really liked seeing where I walk to the metro and where I … More The time a French four year old told me I wasn’t a princess
Salut! Last weekend I had a visit from Craig and we had such a great time being tourists in Paris! We managed to pack a lot in- a boat tour on the Seine, a trip to Disneyland, a picnic in Tuileries, a climb up the Arc de Triomphe, a walk around the Latin Quarter, and … More Every weekend is a holiday!
Salut! After all the excitement of having a timetable, it didn’t go quite as smoothly as I’d hoped. I’d been told I could only take one class for international students (as opposed to two) and my medieval lit class turned out to be three long torturous hours with a teacher ranking at 0 on the empathy scale. … More I FINALLY have a timetable (for real, this time)
I can’t quite believe how quickly it has come around, but today marks four weeks since Dad and I arrived in Paris, with three large suitcases and nowhere for me to live! It’s been a very stressful month with so much bureaucracy to contend with, but at the moment I’m feeling more or less on … More Mon premier mois est complet!
The explanation of the ‘intensive language and civilization’ course I participated in before the start of classes really should begin in June. I’d read about the ten day course on Diderot’s website and thought it seemed like a really good way to meet new people whilst improving my language skills. At the end of June … More SILC Course