Marching Through Versailles

This past weekend, I embarked upon one of those bucket list adventures that is sure to land on every tourist’s list of Parisian to-do’s: Versailles. The Palace is rich in history and sits outside the western limits of Paris as a glorious monument to the magnificence of its commissioner, Louis XIV. If you know anything about Louis XIV, the infamous “roi du soleil” (“king of … Continue reading Marching Through Versailles

A French Monday

Morning Run             Monday was a normal Parisian morning in the summer. The clouds parted at 7:30 to reveal a beautiful collection of colors filling the sky, roughly two hours after sunrise. It has been shocking how many hours a day the sun is out and how few hours of darkness are experienced in France. I left my apartment in Belleville at 8am, beginning the … Continue reading A French Monday

France is Coming Fast

I’m a couple of days out from one of the most life-altering experiences I’ll ever have the pleasure of embarking upon. My flight from Tampa to Paris on Sunday will be the first time I leave the USA, my parents, my home, and the life I’ve spent nineteen years building. I’m leaving it all behind for baguettes with coffee and moonlight on the Seine. First, … Continue reading France is Coming Fast

Kyle Cunningham: Summer in Paris, France

Year in school: Rising seniorMajor/Minor: English with a concentration in creative writingProgram: CIEE – Summer in Paris Have you traveled abroad before? If so, where and why? Only cruises to the Caribbean. Have you studied abroad before? If so, where, when, and for what? No. Where are you studying abroad this time and why did you choose this location & program?I chose to study in … Continue reading Kyle Cunningham: Summer in Paris, France