Almost taking the wrong train, lugging a heavy suitcase up numerous flights of stairs, struggling to enroll, and accidentally walking 1 hour to reach a grocery store are the sorts of things that make up the bulk of my experience thus far, mais c’est la vie!

Studying abroad has presented more challenges than I planned for, but I’m lucky to have a support system in my family (especially my Mom of whom I call too many times to count) and friends– new and old.

My favorite moments have been spent exploring the city’s square– Place de Jaude (mall), making new friends, and the small victories en français.

place de jaude
une statue
le théâtre
une rue de beaucoup près de la place de jaude