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Let's Start at the Beginning- Europe

 I figure that the most important thing you do in life is to experience it and a big part of that is travel.  Europe was my first trip abroad, and it gave me an excitement for learning about the world that I would have never gained from books, and I ... read more

Jessica Michael

FranceFrance

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Country #3

Country #3   After adding a day on to our stay in idyllic Nice, Lindsey and I have finally decided it’s time to move on to Spain. We’ve spent an incredible four days wandering beaches, shopping districts, and historic sites and now Barcelona, the centerpiece of our month-long journey ... read more

Savannah McDermott

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Bumps in the road

“Maybe we don’t need an itinerary,” I yawn as Lindsey pours over the hundredth Barcelona tourism website. After all, we’ve been at it for hours and are still unable to decide what we want to do with ourselves during our three weeks together in Europe. “We could just ... read more

Savannah McDermott

FranceFrance

Living French Cliches

Where have I been for the past 5 weeks?  Although isolated from friends and family, I have been more connected to the French culture than I ever was during a year and half of combined time previously spent in this country.  Each day, I spoke, breathed, thought, and ate only ... read more

alexandra stepanuk

FranceFrance

Paris, France

Holy guacamole, Paris was a whirlwind! Which I think is representative of life in that city. I had a bad morning on the train there and I think I know why. 1) On our picnic in Nice, we ate brie that was sitting out in the sun all day. 2 ... read more

Matthew Delman

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Nice, France

When we got off the train in Nice (pronounced niece), it was a bit off-putting. We didn't speak the language, we didn't know how to get to our hostel, and the street was lined with sex shops and CHinese food. Luckily, you can't bank on first impressions ... read more

Matthew Delman

FranceFrance

Dernier weekend avant les vacances!

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Ann H

FranceFrance

Dernier weekend avant les vacances!

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Ann H

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8 Choses que j'ai appris en Maroc

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Ann H

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Engagée

Je n'ai aucune idée pourquoi j'ai pensé qu'il serait facile d'avoir un blog ici. Probablement parce qu'au debut, je n'avait rien a faire. Pas de plus, ne vous inquietez pas. C'est en partie a cause du but principal derriere l'AUCP-- on ... read more

Ann H

FranceFrance

Fierte?

Mon premier vrai weekend est fini! Incroyable. J'ai passe plus de deux semaines ici, mais je me sens qu'il y avait plus longtemps. Je savais quelques routes, je connais quelques francais, et je peux avoir un conversation en francais. Je pense que je suis fiere. Quelques nouvelles fantastiques ... read more

Ann H

FranceFrance

Maladroite, comme d'habitude.

Ughhhh pas confortable de typer du tout!   J'ai decide d'essayer de couper mon kiwi (le dessert) comme ma mere d'acceuil, alors j'ai utlise un couteau tres serre pour enlever la peau.   Si ma mere a vu sa...   Bien sur, je n'ai pas coupe le kiwi ... read more

Ann H

FranceFrance

Premier jour de cours

Premier jour de cours aujourd'hui! Wahoo! Le premier, "French Cultural Patterns," s'est passe un peu lentement, je crois. Nous avons discute la systeme de faire une analyse culturelle, mais j'ai deja lu le livre (ou bien cette partie du livre) dans un cours chez Muhlenberg, peut-etre en ... read more

Ann H

FranceFrance

Vraiment? C'est ridicule.

Quelqu'un a vole mon porte-feuille. Je ne suis pas absoluement sur, mais un moment il etait la, et la prochain il n'etait pas. Pas dans les poches, pas dans mon sac, pas dans mon manteau. Je sais pas si vous etes en train de suivre ma situation avec ... read more

Ann H

FranceFrance

... Une decision.

I'm going to write this in English. That being said, this is going to be the last blog on Glimpse that I will be writing in English for at least a month, if not the rest of the semester. My rationale merits an explanation, I think, so I will ... read more

Ann H

FranceFrance

First Day and a Half

Guess I am in a sharing mood... It has been several hours since I posted my last entry, but I have to say that my first class was a big surprise. We take a language pledge at school to speak only French while we are here. I thought I would ... read more

Denise Lemoine

FranceFrance

First Day Here!

My flight was delayed, I lost my wallet, it rained like cats and dogs, but my first day at the American University was incredible! Seriously... The school is beautiful and my co-students look promising. The Director is one of the most handsom things I have seen in weeks. We had ... read more

Denise Lemoine

FranceFrance

I've got 99 Problems...and as per usual, they all involve money.

Quel journee. Today was the start of Orientation Week! I took the bus in with the girls I met yesterday (qui sont tres sympas, elles) to the AUCP building and sort of met the rest of the group while listening to la Directrice give a general explanation of her pedagogy ... read more

Ann H

FranceFrance

Bienvenue!

Bonjour tout le monde!   I have decided that since there are approximately 30 people I would like to keep in touch with on a frequent basis, it would be easier to keep a blog detailing my travels/experiences. I will try to update as often as I can, because my ... read more

Ann H

FranceFrance

November 15th--Paris: Sacre Coeur, Louvre, Notre Dame

   This morning we woke up at 7:15am for another fun day in Paris. We left at 8:10am and took the metro 1 stop past what you are actually supposed to for the Sacre Coeur. However, we had a more scenic walk to the top of Montmartre with fewer ... read more

Nicole Herndon

FranceFrance

November 14th--Paris: Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champ Elysee, Louvre at night

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Nicole Herndon

FranceFrance

November 13th--Leave for Paris!

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Nicole Herndon

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mission to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, other thoughts

The mission to Strasbourg allows me to continue my rollercoaster metaphor. Where should I begin… with the low point. That usually makes for good storytelling.   Because I wrote my thesis about excursions in a study abroad context, I somehow felt drawn to the task of organizing our mission, even though ... read more

Devon Donohue-Bergeler

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Where I have been thus far!

I started my travels abroad in April 2008, and so far I have been to eight countries: France, Germany, Canada, Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Belize, and Mexico. (I have also lived in California, New York State, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. I have been to Florida, Utah, Nevada(VEGAS baby!), Vermont ... read more

Michelle Saltis

FranceFrance

I really do love language. Just not my own?

I feel cheated that my standard American upbringing placed zero emphasis on learning any language other than English.  Growing up in Arizona, I was always aware of the large, Spanish-speaking population in my midst, but the most we ever learned in school (to my memory) was to count to ten ... read more

lorraina liss

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Why I travel

It's mid-semester, my first semester as a graduate student in professional writing. I've been meaning to blog for quite some time now, but somewhere between schoolwork and the constant cycle of reading and writing that is the so-called lifestyle of a writer, it's been pushed back. I ... read more

Chelsea Young

FranceFrance

Will power

Weekend mornings are lazy mornings. Everybody knows this. The pace is slow, the motivation is thin and weak, the sweats and slippers remain on, homework may or may not be accomplished, and sense of time is distorted-- nothing really "begins." But this particular Saturday morning began differently, when Bridget (my ... read more

Rachel Hammel

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La Vie Quotidienne

If you know me, you undoubtedly know my laugh. If you know me, you also probably know that I frequently suffer from a serious, rare, undiagnosed case of: The giggles. And for some reason, this strange malady has decided to heighten its frequency and severity overseas. The giggles, in case ... read more

Rachel Hammel

FranceFrance

Home, sweet home.

To keep accurate track of my study abroad experience, and since you already know all the many things I've been thinking, it's only fair that I relay the many things that I've been DOING. I will begin with where I live. Hint: I don't actually live ... read more

Rachel Hammel

FranceFrance

Rue Daguerre, 8:56am

  A shop keeper rearranges his display of tomatoes. Merci, and an exchange of brief kisses. A fair-skinned lady in a dress far too snug for her backside fixes strands of hair in a store window reflection and the light turns from red to green. Poor man, you sit patiently on ... read more

Rachel Hammel

FranceFrance

"...That to learn gives the livliest pleasure..." Aristotle 350 B.C.E.

I have been living here for almost one month, and above all, I have realized but one thing: There's a lot that I don't know. In fact, there's a WHOLE lot that I have absolutely no idea about, nor do I possess the capabilities to ever be ... read more

Rachel Hammel

FranceFrance

Ou est le Starbucks?

I am in France. This means I am in a country with a world-renowned museum, cathedral, or monument on nearly every street corner. Even more, I am in Paris. This means I am in a city with more light, more love, more taste, more hair, more smells and sounds, and ... read more

Rachel Hammel

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Le Debut

Thursday September 3rd; 4:55pm Scheduled flight from San Francisco to Paris. We should drive into the city a few hours early because the Bay Bridge is closing tonight for construction, and the traffic will be horrendous. There is no traffic. 2:00pm Arrive at the San Francisco International Airport ... read more

Rachel Hammel

FranceFrance

Spending America’s Fourth of July Weekend in Nice, Working on French Pronunciation

by Joy Mason,  Greenheart Travel Language School participant Friday Good news, I held an entire conversation with Pierre and Isabelle in French!  I hardly made any mistakes, and it was a conversation with meaning and purpose, about how I felt rude on the phone because it’s hard to speak ... read more

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The French Adventure Continues: Marinland, Family Feud and Realizing there are 6 Billion People in the World

by Joy Mason, Greenheart Travel Language School Participant Sunday Today I went to the Evangelistic Church of Antibes.  I’d been missing contemporary worship, and I can’t tell you how happy I was when I walked into the sanctuary and there were drums and a bass playing! Afterward, I ... read more

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Missing Microwave Dinners, Michael and Learning French by Playing Wii

by Joy Mason, Greenheart Travel French Language School participant. Part II in Joy’s account of learning French in Antibes, France… Thursday I didn’t miss America until I came to France.  England is just enough like the States that I didn’t really miss America, I missed home.  But ... read more

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First Three Days in Antibes

by Joy Mason, Greenheart Travel Language School participant Monday I arrived in Antibes, France late last night and was picked up by Monsieur Pravettoni.  This morning,  he drove me to  my first day of French school! We went on a tour of Antibes today—I zoned out during part of ... read more

Greenheart  Travel

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Satori in Paris: A Writer on the Road of Visions Seekers

 I.                   Into the Heart of Darkness You awake. This nightmare is recurring. The moon’s hue cascades the walls of your room in a whitewash, that certain shade of blue you’d always traced through labyrinths of shadows created in the backyard of your childhood. A draft leaves your blinds ... read more

Haifa Mahabir

FranceFrance

Study French Sexuality In The Heart Of Gay Paris

"Explore Gay Paris!" No, it’s not an enthusiastic invitation to spend your evening bar hopping in Paris’ gay district. Rather, it’s the name of the first study abroad program of its kind to offer you a chance to study French sexuality in the City of Light itself. While ... read more

Glimpse Staff

FranceFrance

Grocery Store Survey Guy

Wait ... what was I doing in Lyon anyway? I knew two things about the place: it was in France, and it was possible reach it by train. After studying in Aix-en-Provence, I wanted to see as many different parts of the country as possible, despite knowing only tidbits about a ... read more

Martine Elianor

FranceFrance

I've waited too long...

 I have been in France since January, and I've waited until now to start a blog...  But I'm here until May, so I still have plenty of time to unload my thoughts here on the internet. Let it be known: I love Grenoble. Living with a host family ... read more

Megan Hasche

FranceFrance

How I accidentally saw Western France - part 3

I hated Toulouse-Matabiau.  Its bleak view of the city enveloped the station in darkness, and lurking miscreants outside the station doors filled me with a toxic mix of rage and uncontrollable fear.  I tried go out and explore, but the shady nature of the voyous urged me back into the ... read more

Martine Elianor

FranceFrance

How I Accidentally Saw Western France - part 1

It was the perfect day for visiting Avignon.  Good weather, not too many tourists.  With the exception of being followed by a guy in an electric wheelchair, my day had been stress free. I had been reading Direct Soir in a park next to the tourists office when I noticed ... read more

Martine Elianor

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