Category: Sciences Po

Pick pocketed or misplaced: How my passport, bank cards and money disappeared in Paris

What’s the first thing you think about when you think about visiting Paris? Probably taking pictures at the Eiffel Tower, strolling down the Champs Elysee or eating at some of the best restaurants in the world. Well, that is definitely what I had planned with a group of my friends, but those plans were soon ...

3 Euro 3 course lunch, Yes please!

Something I have thoroughly enjoyed during my stay here at Sciences Po Reims has been the delicious AND nutritious lunch that is served daily at the school cafeteria or ‘resto U’ as the French call it. A 3 course meal for just 3 Euros, I know it’s quite hard to believe this so I shared ...

On Saturday….we have classes!

I woke up in sheer horror this past Saturday morning to a text from one of my classmates in my French class stating that our French class was half way through. It was 12 noon, I had just woken up, recovering from the long week of assessments and sleepless nights I endured during the week, ...

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Why I decided to stay with a host family

It been a good month since I arrived in Reims and I must say living with the Delcourt family has been great. Before I decided to study abroad in France, I wrote a few goals that I wanted to achieve whilst I was there, one of which was to stay with a host family, not ...

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Patrick in Paris: Where’s home?

After travelling for a week, it was really refreshing to be back “home” in Paris. Although I’ve been there for a little less than two months now, I can (finally)  say that I’ve gotten pretty settled and am used to life in Paris.   //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js   I’m actually currently visiting a friend in London right ...

Patrick in Paris: Oh…vacation

After only three weeks of classes, every University in France graciously has a full week of vacation in mid-February. Although personally I would have preferred to save my vacation for later this term (i.e. when I’m swamped with work during week 10), I really can’t complain in the slightest. One of my friends from high ...

Patrick in Paris: « Méthodologie de Sciences Po »

Bonjour à tous ! As per the tags and my previous posts, you may know that the name of the school I am studying abroad at is “Sciences Po,” which is short for “l’Institut d’études politiques de Paris,” or in English, “the Paris Institute of Political Studies” (which is quite a mouthful and why everyone ...

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Patrick in Paris: L’administration

Bonjour à tous. As I mentioned in my previous post, I have had a number of administrative issues. The purpose of this post is to provide anyone who is planning on coming to France for an extended period of time an overview of how things work here, while providing some anecdotal comic relief (Spoiler Alert: ...

Patrick in Paris: One Month In

Bonjour de Paris ! Hello from Paris! I can’t believe I’ve already been living in Paris for over a month. I already have so much to share about this fantastic experience, and I’m happy to (finally) be able to start blogging after successfully battling the French administrative gods to get my life (including internet) in ...

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Greta Jusyte: Final Touches

Hey guys! Things were extremely hectic my last month abroad. In the beginning of December, Sciences Po students have a make-up week, where only classes which were cancelled during the semester are scheduled. Then, the week after is reading week, which provides students with the time to study for finals. Lastly, the last week of ...