Fall break: Switzerland

Grüezi everyone! This week is fall break, or vacances de la Toussaint. I wasn’t sure I was going to travel anywhere, since my OFII convocation was also scheduled during the break. My friend, Molly, told me about how she was planning on traveling around Switzerland, so I decided to check out tickets and hostels to possibly…

A little catching up

These past couple of weeks have been a little busy. Two weekends ago, my friend, Mikaela, came to visit me. We actually met two years ago during our study abroad. She was in London for a conference, so she decided to book a quick weekend trip to Paris! It was a great time going around…

Wait, you mean I’m in charge?

I should probably dedicate a post to my job. Well, I’m a lectrice d’anglais (Lecturer of English) at Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7 under the UFR d’études anglophones. The school is in the 13e arrondissement, next to the Bibliothèque nationale de France. The main buildings of the campus are former industrial windmills that were constructed during World…

Rooftop living

Since the first thing I did in Paris was move into my apartment this time around, I figured I would dedicate my first real post to it. Last time, I shared a 24 m2  (258.33 ft2) studio in the 6e arrondissement at Odéon with my roommate. This time, I’m living alone in a 10 m2 (107.6 ft2) studio, which…

Paris, je suis de retour ! ❤️

Salut ! So as some of you might remember, I wrote this blog (or tried to, at least) to chronicle my time in Paris as an exchange student at SciencesPo two years ago. Well, after an unexpected turn of events, I’m back in Paris for the 2016-2017 academic year to be an exchange Masters student/lectrice…

Non, je suis pas morte

Bonjour à tous ! I know that I haven’t written a blog post in forever and a day, but bear with me, it’s been a busy month. School: So first off, when they call the month of November at Sciences Po “November Nervous Breakdown,” they’re not kidding. It’s a complete mess. Everyone has exposés, exams,…

Paris, tu m’as manqué 💗

Coucou ! I’ve had an eventful past couple of weeks so here goes. Probably going to be a long post again, but those of you who know me should already expect that because I talk a lot. So, les vacances: Mikaela, Elyssa, and I went to Greece and Italy for 10 days for our fall…

Is it les vacances yet?

Salut ! So these have been a crazy couple of weeks, but also a fun couple of weeks. I feel like I’ve been running around a lot, which is a good thing, because I feel like I’m pretty lazy. We still don’t have internet activated in our apartment. Apparently, our line has been activated, but…

Paris updates

Bonjour tout le monde ! I know I haven’t written in a while, so I’m here now. This will probably be a long post, so bear with me. Maybe if I’m nice enough, I’ll put a tl;dr at the end of this post. So I’ve been in class for almost a month, and it’s finally…

Updates on my life

Bonjour tout le monde ! It’s been a while since I’ve written an article, and I know you all are just dying to know about new developments in my life, so here goes: Home: We still don’t have internet in our apartment. We’re getting really impatient, because we’ve been living here for two weeks now…

Appartement doux appartement

So, Elyssa and I moved into our house on Wednesday! It’s a 10-15 minute walk from Sciences Po. It would actually take us longer to take the métro to school because we’d have to transfer lines. Yeah, it’s great. The only downside is that we won’t have internet at our place until Monday morning when…

La rentrée

Today was the first day of classes. Kind of weird since it’s Labor Day. Actually, if it weren’t for everyone’s Vegas pictures, I wouldn’t have known that it was Labor Day. So, I left early because like I said in my last post, I really wanted to wear black flats. I took the metro to…