New Places, New Faces

As most K students are plunging into First Week, I’m starting the third week of my adventures here in Clermont-Ferrand, France!

Here’s a glimpse into what I’ve done so far.

1) Climbed a volcano, watched the sunset, and attended a short film festival at the top that volcano:

Two people in a field with various farm animals


People in a field with a giant inflatable object






2) Drank some of the famous mineral-filled Vichy spring water:

vintage water fountain

3) Participated in several political and economic debates at several different dinner tables.

4) Picnicked with wine in a garden:

Students in a park having a picnic with a dog

5) Walked into a wine store and received a lesson on the complexities of the different tastes of wines from different regions.

6) Went to a party in an apartment with a view of this cathedral:

a cathedral

7) Ran some errands on my walk back from school:

busy sitting street with people walking

8) Found this view right by my house:

aerial view of a rural town

Oh yeah, and attended some French classes.

A Bientôt!

– Alexandra Smith ’16

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Alexandra Smith ʼ16

About Alexandra Smith ʼ16

Alexandra is a Junior from Corvallis, Oregon who is currently studying abroad in Clermont-Ferrand, France. She is a double major in French and International Studies with a minor in Economics. Sophomore year, Alexandra led a program for the Center for Civic Engagement at K and was a Co-President of the club Zookeepers. She loves dancing, painting, writing, eating, and travelling.