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16 Things They Don’t Teach You in French Class

From verb tenses to conjugations, sentence structure to grammar, there’s a lot a classroom can teach you about a foreign language.  My 13-year-old decision to take French instead of Spanish (because I didn’t want to be just like my older siblings) really was made on a whim, but it was in that classroom, G27, that… Continue reading 16 Things They Don’t Teach You in French Class

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30+ Things to Do in Toulouse, France

Located in the south of France, the city of Toulouse offers both the conveniences of a big city and a small town feel.  I lived in La Ville Rose, or the Pink City, for a summer and compiled a list of 30+ things to do from eats to sweets, activities to attractions (including the best… Continue reading 30+ Things to Do in Toulouse, France

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Quiz: What Should I Wear on my Next Flight?

Jetsetting is no simple process.  You've scoured the Internet for the best deal, made several trips to Target for last-minute purchases and spent hours packing.  And now you have to decide what to wear for the journey.  What makes most sense?  What's most practical?  I'm no supermodel, but I don't want to look like a… Continue reading Quiz: What Should I Wear on my Next Flight?

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9 Things I Learned From My Summer Abroad

Nutella, chocolate macaroons and café au lait.  I tasted 'em all during my summer in Toulouse, France.  But beyond the good eats and stunning sights, I took in many lessons from this time abroad, ones I'll hold close to my heart for years to come.  Here are nine things I learned from my summer abroad:… Continue reading 9 Things I Learned From My Summer Abroad

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Photo Diary: Portorož, Slovenia

Western Europe gets a lot of hype—as it should.  Western Europe is home to stunning places from big, bustling London, England to small, charming Najac, France.  But it's a big continent, and there's so much more that meets the eye than on social media.  I remember receiving an email, asking me if I'd like to… Continue reading Photo Diary: Portorož, Slovenia

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An Afternoon in Najac, France

“There goes the baker with his tray like always...” I could almost hear Belle singing as I walked through the castle town of Najac; I’m convinced Beauty and the Beast was inspired by this idyllic French village (although there is some debate).  Also one of the most beautiful villages in France, Najac is sure to… Continue reading An Afternoon in Najac, France

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Soul Searching on the Road: a Journey to the West Coast

With her teddy bear, her boyfriend and some photos, she left home and wouldn’t return for over five months.  After a difficult year of panic attacks and a loss of motivation, Guinevere Sheafer knew she needed to stop her college studies to prioritize her mental health. “While I met some influential people and learned quite… Continue reading Soul Searching on the Road: a Journey to the West Coast

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5 Ways to Fight Homesickness

I never thought I’d be the type to get homesick.  I’ve never been a homebody and have a huge love for travel.  When I left for college, I loudly announced my joy to all of my Snapchat followers that my parents were O-U-T-T-A here!  Anticipating a summer abroad, I didn’t think three months across the… Continue reading 5 Ways to Fight Homesickness

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7 Things to Do in Montpellier, France

Over 24,000 steps and five hours of travel time later, I can say I’ve experienced the charming city of Montpellier in the south of France.  Although it was only a day trip, the city’s beauty captivated me in the few hours I visited.  Here are 7 things to do in Montpellier, France: 1. Promenade du… Continue reading 7 Things to Do in Montpellier, France