Tag: Paris

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 ...

Au Revoir Paris!

If you chose Paris & London as your Dual city program, you will likely have a week off before arriving in London. This is an awesome time to travel and explore your interests. During my break week, I decided to stay back in Paris. Although I love to travel, rather than country hopping I thought ...

Eiffel in love with the city!

Your first visit to Paris can be overwhelming because there is so much to see and do while you also get comfortable with a new culture and language! Here are a few tips and trips so you can fall in love with the city like I did. On our first Friday in Paris, ESCE took ...

Roommates by chance, Friends by choice!

This guide will give you an insight into the study-life balance and living with new, unfamiliar people. As an international student, you will be able to meet a lot of interesting people either in class, at a class tour or you may be sharing the same room or apartment. I was lucky enough to encounter the ...

My Parisian Home

Moving to a new home is tough and if your new home is altogether in a different city, the moving process becomes more intimidating. Here’s a guide to help you acclimate to your new environment quickly. #1 Do your Research As cliché as this may sound, trust me, do it. In a different city there ...

7 things to keep in mind before departure

1.Universal Adapter for Charging The power outlets outside of America are different. A universal adapter can be very handy. I actually forgot about this and borrowed my roommate’s for first couple of days. I was lucky enough to find one from an Office Depot a few steps from my home in Paris. 2. Talk to ...

4 Pro Tips for Paris!

Facing culture shock is very normal in a new city. You can simply google and look up tours and top things to do in a city. The best way to get insights into the culture and about the general way of life is from someone who has visited before or is a local to the ...

Tips for Traveling in an Unfamiliar Group

1. Express your interests and extend invitations for others to join you on exploring these interests Music taste- festivals, concerts, and smaller venues are constantly showcasing big names that you and your group may be interested in, or local talents you’ve never heard of. In London, jazz bands are constantly playing at restaurants and bars, ...

The Story of the Lost Passport!

One of the worst things that can happen when you’re traveling is losing or having your passport stolen! My situation was a little different than a typical lost passport scenario. During early May, two months before my Study Abroad was scheduled to begin, you won’t believe, the UPS mailing service lost my passport!  How did ...

Midnight on the Seine

Paris is a city of many names: la Ville Lumière (city of lights), Paname, Pantruche, etc. If you google “city of love,” Paris pops up. Many say Paris is Europe’s New York City, but I don’t think a comparison can be drawn. Where New York City is all glass and metal, Time Square and the ...