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by  02-12-2016
Even if you won’t be in France for Christmas day itself and are returning home to England during the holidays, you definitely need to make the most of the festive period on your year abroad and see the differences from your own culture. Go to a Christmas market Whether there is a Christmas market...
Even if you won’t be in France for Christmas day itself and are returning home to England...
Even if you won’t be in France for...
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by Eleanor Hurdiss 30-11-2016
Today, the 30th November 2016, marks the day of the midway point of my first semester abroad, so I thought: what better way to reflect on what I’ve learnt so far than a light-hearted little list? 1)     I am completely capable of eating a Camembert in a day 2)    ...
Today, the 30th November 2016, marks the day of the midway point of my first semester abroad,...
Today, the 30th November 2016, marks the...
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by Nina Hayes-Thompson 30-11-2016
Picture caption: I’m a Brigitte on the inside but a Barry on the outside.   To those currently on their Year Abroad: do you ever feel like you just have a Bad Language Day? I don’t mean like, a Pinterest mum repinning pictures of Minions with captions like ‘it’s wrong...
Picture caption: I’m a Brigitte on the inside but a Barry on the outside.   To...
Picture caption: I’m a Brigitte...
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by Lydia McNeillie 21-11-2016
So, after living in France for nearly a two months and worrying about finding somewhere to live since I knew my placement location, I can now say I have successfully lived in my “actual” home here for two weeks. The first three weeks here I spent hectically trying to find my home away from...
So, after living in France for nearly a two months and worrying about finding somewhere to...
So, after living in France for nearly a two...
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by Eleanor Hurdiss 09-11-2016
As the days are getting shorter, and I am slowly packing patisserie weight from the past few months living in France, I thought it would be nice to give you a whistle-stop tour of some of my favourite French foods (and regional treats I have become dependent on). On y va… Raclette Think melting...
As the days are getting shorter, and I am slowly packing patisserie weight from the past few...
As the days are getting shorter, and I am...
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by Constance Tombleson 07-11-2016
The first day that I arrived in Paris in August, instead of being stressed, overwhelmed, or nervous, I actually found myself really quite sad. Now this wasn’t a case of homesickness; in fact, I could tell how much I was going to adore this city, and I was actually just gutted that it would all...
The first day that I arrived in Paris in August, instead of being stressed, overwhelmed, or...
The first day that I arrived in Paris in...
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by Eleanor Hurdiss 31-10-2016
I’ve noticed a heck of a lot of differences between studying in Manchester and studying in Avignon, so here’s a list of some of the biggest differences I’ve found: 1) Class sizes Tutorials and seminars in England are generally somewhere around the 15 people mark, with lectures generally...
I’ve noticed a heck of a lot of differences between studying in Manchester and studying...
I’ve noticed a heck of a lot of differences...
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by Nina Hayes-Thompson 31-10-2016
Happy Halloween, everybody! I’d write some thought-provoking article on the instatement of American customs in France, and the subsequent erosion of French culture, but since it’s the school holidays and I’ve hopped on the Eurostar back home, I couldn’t tell you a thing about...
Happy Halloween, everybody! I’d write some thought-provoking article on the instatement...
Happy Halloween, everybody! I’d write...
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by Constance Tombleson 24-10-2016
Having spent many summers in France as a child, thanks to my grandparents living in the beautiful, but very rural Parc Naturel Régional Périgord Limousin, I felt that I had a relatively strong grasp of French culture. I also presumed that moving to the large metropolitan city that is Paris,...
Having spent many summers in France as a child, thanks to my grandparents living in the beautiful,...
Having spent many summers in France as a...
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by Eleanor Hurdiss 10-10-2016
I’m now happily installed in the sunny Provençal city of Avignon for the first half of my year abroad, where I’m studying at l’Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse (UAPV). My first week here was hectic to say the least; it was a mixture of overwhelming southern...
I’m now happily installed in the sunny Provençal city of Avignon for the first...
I’m now happily installed in the sunny...