Two years ago, I took a semester off from school and decided I wanted to study abroad. It was the quickest process I’d ever been through. I decided, called, applied, boarded plane, arrived. Seriously so simple, I didn’t want to lose time thinking about whether or not It was a good idea. And I’m so glad I didn’t. I’ve never looked back. Studying abroad was the best decision I’d made in my time in college. Over the summer I had attended a two-week study abroad to Paris for culinary school. While my time there, I had a host family in which I became incredibly close… View Post

One of my favorite little towns I got to visit while in France was Veules-les-Roses. It’s located in Northern France, Upper Normandy. This cute town offers a variety of scenic views, with many ponds, and rivers along the way. It is known for the artists who come here and paint. As you walk through this village you can smell the fresh bread being baked, crepes being made, and fresh coffee. Veules-les-Roses feels like a vacation town, people come here to relax, ride their bike and enjoy the beach, of course when it’s not 30 degrees. Also if you’re located in Rouen, it’s only about a… View Post

So we all know it’s impossible to go to France and not visit Paris. The last few days of my stay in France, we headed over to Paris where we stayed at Hotel Ibis Paris Place d’Italie. I just want to mention that on my way to Paris, I felt like I was in a city similar to Los Angeles. It was about a two-hour drive from Rouen. Since I was only in Paris for three days, everything had to be squeezed in, in order to have time to see everything. I got to visit the beautiful Sainte-Chapelle, which is a royal medieval Gothic church.… View Post