Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Things I learned studying abroad

I recently studied abroad in Paris for 7 weeks at Sorbonne University. Unlike most of the students in the same program, I lived with a family. This was such a different experience than the other students because aside from breakfast, I had to make lunch and dinner for myself. Living at home I have mastered breakfast and of course lunch but dinner too? It was a whole other world for me and I realized I need to learn how to cook before I graduate this coming May!
Louis Vuitton Foundation (near the new business district)

Another thing I learned was that money isn't everything. Growing up money was always something dangled in my face by parents or friends who had things that I couldn't get. Living with my amazing host family taught me how a real family shows how they care for one another. It opened my eyes to what I have been missing all these years.

La Tour Eiffel
One thing that I definitely regret is how I spent my time. I was so hung up about not wanting to go out so late at night because it doesn't get dark until 10:30 pm in Paris. I never got to see the Eiffel Tower twinkle in the night sky. I also had the opportunity to visit all of the amazing museums, which I did visit with my fashion class! However, I regret not going back to see them fully and enjoy the experience.

These are just a few things for now, but with all of my ranting, I really loved Paris and all it had to offer. It was a wonderful feeling to be away from home and those troubles, especially not having to work!