Les Marchés de Noël

So it seems that I may have blinked twice and semester one is almost over. Somehow, I have been calling Toulouse my home for four months now and I can’t quite tell you where all the time has gone. Nevertheless, the most wonderful time of the year is finally upon us, and spending the best…

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I predict a riot

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt about France since moving here, it’s that they love a good old protest. The French air of defiance has been present ever since I first came here in September when, fortunately for me, student protests and the resulting damage to campus meant that my term started a month later…

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Five awkward moments you experience when learning a language

As anybody who is learning a language knows, the road to fluency can certainly be a rocky one. I used to think that a couple of months in to my year abroad I would have pretty much grasped the French language…oh how wrong I was. Of course, I’m improving, but this idea of plonking yourself…

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Life in ‘La Ville Rose’

Ever since starting university, the knowledge that I would be spending my third year living abroad has been neatly tucked away in the back of my mind. For the first half of my course, the year abroad always felt like something so far away, some kind of unreachable reality. So you could say that it…

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