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

The time a French four year old told me I wasn’t a princess

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

I FINALLY have a timetable (for real, this time)

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)