Paris

Volunteering in Paris

By Aparna Nutakki, ’14 While I was studying abroad in Paris during Autumn 2013, I volunteered at Générations 13, a senior citizen association. My main interest in volunteering stemmed from realizing that traveling not only offers a chance to see new places, but the opportunity of meeting and understanding new...

The Journey to West Africa

The Dakar trip was definitely the highlight of the African Civilizations Program in Paris . At the very minimum the brilliant sunshine, piercing blue skies, and eighty-degree days were a welcome relief from the cold rains of Paris in November. Even apart from the weather, Dakar was starkly different from...

From Paris to Nantes

The study of a language can often be a long and tedious journey, a never-ending one you might say, but well worth it when one begins to see the fruits of their labor. Early in my first year, my advisor, Jean Treese, helped me create a schedule that would allow...

French Connections in Russia

Originally published in Spring 2012 This spring, 13 students embarked on an adventure that would bring them from Chicago to Paris to Moscow and back again, as part of the Europe: East & West Program. In Moscow for a long weekend, the students visited sites such as the Kremlin, the...

A French Experience

“Business etiquette in Nigeria is very different than it is in the United States and Western Europe,” Dein commented casually. Except, she was speaking French in an austere classroom in the sixth arrondissement of Paris, France. As the third most visited city in the world, Paris is also one of...

Parlez-vous croissant?

Parlez-vous croissant? By: Zsofia Valyi-Nagy Une baguette magique , a magic wand, was my favorite French phrase prior to my arrival in Paris for my fall quarter abroad. I would chuckle whenever the word croissant appeared in an academic text. Are there no other words in the French language? I...