Monthly Recap: November

Somehow, it’s already the end of November (seriously, time is moving way too fast here) and thereby, it’s time for another monthly recap post! I hope you enjoy! In the Classroom For EJ’s classes, I’ve given lessons about Thanksgiving, worked one-on-one with students talking about the pros and cons of building walls, in addition to […]

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Reconnaissante

Reconnaissante (adj.): qui a de la reconnaissance, de la gratitude (Grateful (adj.): one who has the recognition of gratitude) I’ve officially been in France for 60 days (how has it already been that long?!), and boy, oh boy, do you have a lot to be grateful for. While I’m sure I could make a list […]

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Rainbows and Butterflies

Most days, being here in France (still) doesn’t feel like real life. I find myself in awe of the fact that I am actually here, living and working and falling in love with this place more and more every day. Other days, however, are not as picturesque as I paint them out to be on […]

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All Things OFII

As an American citizen working in France, one of the administrative tasks that is necessary to complete is having an appointment with the Office Française de l’Immigration et de l’Intergration, or as it is more commonly known, OFII. This visit is what officially gives you the legal right to be staying/working in France, so it’s obviously […]

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Destination: Beaune, France

The last weekend of the vacances de la Toussaint, I had the incredible opportunity to spend the weekend in Beaune, France with the family my French professor stayed with when he studied abroad in Dijon during his undergrad (a HUGE “thank you” to you–if you read this–for connecting them with me!) Beaune is located about 40km south […]

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Destination: Guédelon Castle

A few weekends ago, a colleague of T’s offered to take her and I on a trip to Guédelon, a castle located about 40km west of Clamecy. What makes this castle so unique is that its’ construction started in 1997 and has been constructed (and it still being constructed) using only medieval methods. In case you […]

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Vacation Recap #3: Destination -Amsterdam/Rotterdam

Thanks for checking back in for the final recap post from my Vacances de la Toussaint trip to Paris—Brussels—Amsterdam—Rotterdam! If you missed the first recap post, you can find that here and the second one here. Vendredi, 27 octobre 2017 After our debacle on the bus, we ended up arriving in Amsterdam just after 13h00 on […]

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