A Day in My Life Studying in Paris!

Having been in Paris for a bit over a week now, I realize how different each day is. From days that are jam-packed with activities, to a resting day where the only thing I do after class is nap; everyday varies. That being said, let me take you on a day full of activities!

When my roommate and I were looking at Airbnb’s around the neighborhood, we were lucky and booked one that is only a 5-minute walk to our school: ESCE International Business School. Because of this, we are able to sleep in a bit more (which is always nice). Though we always try to eat different foods, my typical breakfast consists of some yogurt and granola – easy, quick, and convenient.

Today’s class was digital marketing, with Professor Won Kim, from 9am-1pm. This professor was very impactful and interesting to take, I’m very sure most of my classmates will always remember him. While I will talk about my classes in another blog post, I do want to say that the class rhythm is completely different than what I was used to in the US.

After a quick lunch break, we headed to our activity of the day: The Latin Quarter. During this visit, we walked to multiple spots. We first stopped by the Luxembourg Garden, the Place des Grands Hommes, and visited a beautiful cathedral.

For the ones that have watched the series Emily in Paris, the show was filmed in this neighborhood, so obviously we had to stop by as well! Not only did we walked by in front of Emily’s apartment, and the boulangerie that she goes to, but we also saw the restaurant featured in the show: Gabriel’s restaurant. That was honestly such a great experience since it’s always a different to see a picture or video of a site, compared to actually seeing it in person, and being able to take in the architectural details, etc. Finishing up the excursion, we visited Notre Dame, which is still in construction and renovation after the tragic fire that occurred in 2019. Although still in restoration, it was very beautiful.

Lastly, we wrapped the day by getting dinner after a long walk. We decided to go for some seafood as well as some fondue, which was very delicious and filling. This was actually my first time trying French fondue, and it did not disappoint.

All in all, it was a very successful day of exploring. After getting home, my roommate and I finished up some homework, and it was time to go to sleep!

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