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!
I got an email a couple of weeks ago from a future Paris VII international student who had seen my blog posts. I thought I’d share the responses to her questions here, as I know from my own experience that there’s not a lot about the uni online. If you have any more questions feel … More Université Paris VII Diderot – Q & A
Salut! I’ve been back at uni for two weeks now, and I’ve still got three classes that haven’t started yet. I have had an exhausting fortnight trying to sort out classes (at the appropriate time, in the appropriate office) because naturally the ones we signed up for weren’t all we thought they would be. The … More Le début du semestre 2
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
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
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
I have brilliant news in that I finally have a timetable! There’s a boulangerie I walk past every day on my way back from the metro and early last week I decided that when I managed to sign up for classes a tarte aux fraises would be a suitable reward! Signing up for classes has been … More Signing up for classes at Diderot
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!