April Break Part II: Venezia


On Friday we flew off to Venice!  We stayed at a lovely airBNB owned by an adorable woman named Marina who, upon learning I spoke French, began a lengthy and excited conversation with me about my studies in Nice (and my future teaching in Bordeaux)!

Continue reading “April Break Part II: Venezia”


April Break Part I: Amsterdam


So as I mentioned a few weeks ago, my parents came to visit for April break!  They arrived late morning on Saturday the 14th, so that day I showed them some sites in Nice and then the next day we explored Monaco (I took pictures but I’m not going to post them here because I’m lazy).

Then on Monday we took an early flight to Amsterdam!

Continue reading “April Break Part I: Amsterdam”

France Can’t Get Rid of Me That Easily: Accepted to TAPIF

Even though I’ve been learning French since middle school, I didn’t take my first college-level French course until my second year at UMD.  During that first course my professor at the time (who also happened to lead my program in Montpellier, France the summer of 2015) told me about TAPIF.

Continue reading “France Can’t Get Rid of Me That Easily: Accepted to TAPIF”

12 Weeks Gone Part II: Aix-en-Provence and April Break Plans!

The only cloud in the sky.  We thought it looked like a rock star.

Since this weekend was the second-to-last free weekend we have in Nice, Grace, Trey, and I discussed a potential Saturday trip to Lyon this weekend.  Unfortunately after searching trains, buses, and even planes, we decided that a trip to Lyon was out of the question since the cheapest option was still over $150 round-trip.  After some searching, we decided on taking a bus to Aix-en-Provence instead!

Continue reading “12 Weeks Gone Part II: Aix-en-Provence and April Break Plans!”