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

One of the days in France, we took a 2-hour drive to Caen for the Normandy Centre Historique. We saw a variety of artifacts from the battle, alone with films, letters, clothes, and a 20-minute movie on D-Day beach. Some of these letters were dated back to 1944’s. Afterwards we took a 40-minute bus drive to Omaha Beach where we sat in the most beautiful hill to eat our lunch overlooking the beach. It was the most peaceful and serene experience I’ve probably ever had. While in Omaha Beach we got to visit the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial where I got the honor to… View Post