Surprisingly enough, it took a whole month for me to experience my first bout of culture shock—and it didn’t even occur in the country where I’m studying! During our winter vacation, just one week ago, the girls and I decided we would hop on a plane to Prague to check out the hidden gem that … More My First Case of Culture Shock
Wow. I knew before I went abroad that placing travel amongst my future plans as an adult would be important to me, but I was not prepared for how this time away from the States would make me shift that priority to the very top of my list. If there is one shard (haha, get it? … More A Parisienne in London
About two weeks ago I was at home struggling to cram 4 months of belongings into 2 suitcases and a backpack. Where am I now? Studying at an amazing school in a charming little town called Jouy-en-Josas situated about a 40-minute train ride away from Paris. I find it quite easy to call this place … More A Little Slice of Jouy-en-Josas
Never could I have guessed that so many of the preconceptions I had cautiously made about the French would have turned out to be, for the most part, true. Yes, Parisians bundle up in shades of black and grey (or any other muted color for that matter) to shield themselves from the cold. Yes, beautiful men wrapped … More Parlez-vous Anglais?