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 à tous! I apologise for the big gap between this post and the previous one. A combination of visitors and uni exams has kept me very busy over the past few weeks, and I just finished this blog post then google chrome did a restart and I lost half of it! I feel a … More I’ve been busy, I promise!
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
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! 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
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