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Tag Archives: study abroad

Motivation

Second semester study abroad, at least in the case of studying in Clermont-Ferrand, France, means fewer hours of class per week. Result? The challenge to motivation myself, but plenty of independence and the opportunity to really get into the activities … Continue reading

Perhaps I’m crazy, but…

Perhaps I’m crazy, but I still get extremely excited about speaking and interacting in French even though that’s been the reality of everyday life for the past almost 7 months. Nonetheless… How cool is it to give out-of-towners directions to … Continue reading

Host Family Lifestyle

Living in a host family abroad is definitely a change from whatever lifestyle you may have being a student. First of all, there’s dinner at a normal hour, versus going to the cafeteria around 5 pm and eating as much … Continue reading

A Year Away

I went into study abroad intending to come back in January (after 5 months), as most K students choose to do. By the beginning of December, however, I knew I wouldn’t be ready to leave at the end of January … Continue reading

Tales of Travel Part II

Five months and twelve countries later, I have finally completed my semester abroad. I ended my last post in Amsterdam and will start this one in Belgium, where a friend and I somehow, after much trouble, managed to book a … Continue reading

On Missed Opportunities

I hesitate to write another post about being at K while everyone else is abroad, but the reality is that even if you don’t choose to study in another place during your junior year, you will constantly be hearing about … Continue reading

Being The American

Being “The American” among the locals while studying in France is certainly a unique experience in itself. You’re from a place that gets talked about a lot in the media, so everyone has their thoughts and opinions on where you … Continue reading

Tales of Travel

As a student at Kalamazoo College, I was given the opportunity to study abroad for my third year. After much consideration into which program would allow me continue studying the French language, learn about a culture I was interested in, … Continue reading

New Places, New Faces

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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 … Continue reading

Winter quarter decisions

Although piles and piles of snow keep most of us inside as much as possible (hello, arctic temperatures and sheets of ice on every sidewalk), K sophomores still face a slew of decisions during winter quarter, the most prominent of … Continue reading