Working for Babylangues

Whilst on my year abroad in Paris, I’ve been working part time for a company called Babylangues.  Babylangues employ native English speakers to teach English to French children.  Today I’ve had my last session with five year old Benjamin, who I’ve been working with for eight months.  In that time not only has his English … More Working for Babylangues

10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before My Year Abroad

Choose the place and not the uni To be honest, whilst I enjoyed a few classes last semester, I’m finding the majority of my classes here to be pretty dull, not to mention really long!  The university leaves a lot to be desired in comparison to Edinburgh.  But I’m in Paris, and that makes it … More 10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before My Year Abroad

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!

A Visit to Amsterdam

Salut à tous! Last weekend I got to visit somewhere I’ve wanted to go for ages: Amsterdam! One of the best things about living in continental Europe is how much cheaper/easier it is to travel and I’m keen to make the most of this opportunity.  This weekend, which we only booked a couple of weeks ago, … More A Visit to Amsterdam

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

Bonjour, Bruxelles

I’m down to less than three weeks ’til it’s home time! I’ve got three exams next week, four exams the week after and then I’ll be on a plane back to Edinburgh, ready to be welcomed at the airport just like in a Christmas film (I’m thinking more Love Actually than Christmas with the Kranks, s’il … More Bonjour, Bruxelles