Paris in the spring!

Guess what, guess what…I’m finally on Easter holidays!  Hooray!  I feel like this semester has gone on forever (what with nine consecutive weeks of exams) and I’m excited to have a break before finishing up my academic year here!  The exam dates have finally been released so I’m properly finished at the very end of … More Paris in the spring!

Université Paris Diderot: What I’ve learned about French unis so far

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

13 weeks (and 4 and a bit til I’m home for Christmas!)

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!)

SILC Course

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

Bonjour Paris!

Salut à tous!  I’m Lisa, I’m from Edinburgh and I study French and Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh.  I’m spending my third year abroad as an Erasmus student in Paris, studying at Université Paris 7 Diderot. I’ve been here for almost three weeks now and I’d love to say that things are beginning to … More Bonjour Paris!