In my observation, the French have a pretty good balance on work and daily life. Their concept of time has a lot more structure than we do in the United States. We tend to work through lunch, take work home with the bacon and let's be honest we sometimes work through our much anticipated weekend … Continue reading Student’s Bliss: No School! No Homework! No Quizzes!
Sometimes the decisions made on a whim happen to be the best one. To ring in the month of October, I made my first trip out of Toulouse since arriving. My destination was the city Brussels, the capital Belgium. I departed Toulouse on Saturday afternoon, after a busy morning of cleaning my studio and last … Continue reading Bustling Through Belgium
Toulouse is a city of many treasures. Its history is readily displayed all through the town’s center. In the midst of all the restaurants, cafes and shops you can find historical parks, holy relics, sculptures and other artifacts here in the Pink City. This past weekend I made a trip to the Famous Basilique Saint-Sernin … Continue reading Pink City Tour
French culture is very intriguing. There is an intimacy about the interaction among the French people. For example, they greet each other with "la bise," a kiss on both cheeks. It is more than a greeting it’s an initiation of friendship. It breaks down a lot of the awkwardness of getting to know someone by … Continue reading French Kisses and Sunsets
https://www.flickr.com/photos/158425693@N02/36992127101/in/dateposted-public/ Toulouse has welcomed me with open arms! The hospitality I have received since my arrival has been exceptional. I have often heard that the French are rude (although many cultures tend to believe the same about Americans). However, I have experienced has been the complete opposite. Everyone I have met thus far has been … Continue reading Officially in La Ville Rose
https://www.flickr.com/photos/158425693@N02/36493335100/in/dateposted-public/ It still hits me like a ton of bricks sometimes that I am going to be spending the rest of the year in La Ville Rose! This trip will be one of many firsts for me. My first time going to Europe and my first time traveling alone especially for an extended period … Continue reading PREPARING FOR DEPARTURE
Shanice Meridith is a University of Florida student studying abroad during Fall 2017 in Toulouse, France. To learn more about Shanice's program, click here: École Supérieure de Commerce de Toulouse - ESCT. What is your year and academic concentration? I am a first year graduate student pursuing a Masters of Science in Management. Have you … Continue reading Shanice: Autumn in Toulouse