Rebels Aren’t Extinct

Walking through a crowd of tents, posters, and chants all tied together with a sole passionate cause… I find something poetic in it. This weekend I decided to spontaneously visit London. With Paris being so central to Europe, most of my friends have been traveling each week and this time I finally decided to be brave enough to join them. We got on a flight … Continue reading Rebels Aren’t Extinct

The New Love of My Life: The Paris Metro

Humans traveling underground in a metal box under the city sounds like a slightly try-hard plot of a dystopian teen novel. But when you place it into the context of our world, the metro, subway, or tube as it’s called in the mystical land of London, is actually one of the world’s best technological advances to adapt to big population demands. The ingenuity behind such … Continue reading The New Love of My Life: The Paris Metro

A Cultural Adjustment

So “the unknown” that I was so ready to embrace turned out to just be a lot of cultural adjustment. Here are some of the things I learned so far: The French don’t believe in air-conditioning. They speak about 3 times quieter than the average American. French professors are incredibly cool. I actually have to study during study abroad. Rush hour is at 9 p.m.. … Continue reading A Cultural Adjustment

Departure: Week Zero

I’m going to France… PARIS, France. The place where the Eiffel Tower isn’t just cheesy wall decor and where good croissants exist outside of Costco.​ Je ne crois pas. Although I have been preparing for over six months now, I have never actually thought about what happens when I get there. I mean sure, I have to get my luggage, find my new apartment and … Continue reading Departure: Week Zero

Victoria Goncharova – Paris, France

Victoria Goncharova (Blogger) Year in school: Sophomore Major: Public Relations Minor: French Program: L’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (exchange) Have you traveled abroad before? If so, where and why? I was born in Russia and have traveled to Europe several times for family visits, vacations, etc. Have you studied abroad before? If so, where, when, and for what?  No Where are you studying abroad this … Continue reading Victoria Goncharova – Paris, France