LA TOUR EIFFEL

12033646_10153299655221731_1473678208_n“I wanna be more than the typical ooh lala I went to the Eiffel Tower #paris” – but in fairness, I had to see it at some point! Last weekend, our friends from Warwick (who are in Lille for their year abroad) came to visit, and it was great to see them after such a long time.

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LECTURES IN FRANCE

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French university is very, very different to England! The lectures at Descartes so far have all taught me the same lesson: that I can never complain about a UK lecture ever again. But that doesn’t mean that lectures in France are awful. All I mean to say is that it’s just an adjustment. So, what should you expect?

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INSCRIPTIONS PÉDAGOGIQUES (CHOOSING MODULES)

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Quel cauchemar! That’s just a short summary of this awful, awful process. A huge sigh must be added here too. Alas, it is not a sigh of relief, but one of endless disdain, discontent and disappointment. Brace yourselves for another (well-deserved) rant, as well as a useful warning… Continue reading

RÉFLEXIONS SUR LA PREMIÈRE SEMAINE

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Les Invalides: photo credits to the wonderful Sophie.

New beginnings = meeting new people. And meeting new people is exceptionally terrifying. Especially as you become increasingly more aware (and afraid) of those nasty, awkward silences. Then comes the moment when you are stuck in that awkward limbo: handshake or no handshake? And in that moment of hesitation, you realise you can’t even remember what they said their name was. Luckily however, meeting people in Paris was not as terrible as I had imagined…

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