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
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
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! 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)