Category: France

The Excitement of Making New Friends

Experiencing new things is always better when you have someone to turn to and say, “isn’t this amazing?” And seeing as though studying abroad contains at least one new experience per day, someone to share them with is, in my opinion, essential.  Personally, I love socializing; I get a rush when getting to know new ...

Engaging in the International Classroom

Traveling for class is a foreign concept to us. Sure, we may walk a few minutes to class, or even commute to campus, but traveling to a place normally visited for leisure with the purpose of taking classes is different to me. Therefore, I feel as though it didn’t really set in that we are ...

Museum a Day- The Parisian Way

A guide to 7 museums and galleries in Paris, France.

Packing: A Traveler’s Rite of Passage

The best part about traveling is, well, traveling. But in my opinion, the worst part by far is packing. Simply put, it’s one of my least favorite activities in the whole wide world. Between traveling every year to my mother’s home country and a nine-week iSTAR stint in Malawi last summer, you would think I’ve ...

Recent Events in France: My Thoughts

Education Abroad reminds readers that risk is everywhere, even in Philadelphia, and we encourage all of our students to be thoughtful and well-educated travelers. This is one of the important ways to lower the negative impact of incidents that could occur as described in this insightful blog post. Though it may not have been an ...

What I’m Thankful For

Thanksgiving having occurred last week, I felt the desire to reflect on my time here in Lyon (even though nobody in France celebrates this holiday)! I’ve mentioned this before, but study abroad can be a life-altering experience. There are some lessons you cannot learn until you’re pushed out of your comfort zone. Language barriers, loneliness, ...

Mental Health, Midterms, and More Mini-Adventures

“C’est fini, c’est fini!” Still buzzing with lack of sleep and last night’s crammed revisions, I glanced up. The professors were standing at the front of the amphitheater, collecting the Fluid Mechanics exams as students got out of their seats and turned them in. More than wrong answers, I feared for my exam if I ...