Isla, outbound to France
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Ok so I apologize I am horrible at keeping up my journals :(
Update since last time: I have met my newbies! They are absolutely amazing! It's so cool to see all the different languages and cultures together when we're in a big group. The exchange students really are amazing to talk to! I've found I'm not just learning about France's culture but other countries too! I've just recently been to the Louvre Lens with another exchange student! It's not as big as the one in Paris. But there was so many things to look at! Greek, Roman, Egyptian! I have to admit we mostly took pictures in front of the art. It was so cool to see this part of France because in the US I don't usually go to museums so it was quite a pleasant difference from my life in Florida. I also find day to day life in France is quite different to the US. For example in Florida I have a schedule and it's the same everyday, but here your classes are on certain days. Monday's I don't start school until 1:30!!! Also it's so cool I can leave school for lunch!!! My friends and I tend to go into the city for lunch. I just have to be careful not to be late! Which leads me to another weird thing. If the teacher doesn't show up class is canceled there's no substitute teachers. So you can go home if you like!!!! In France we're just about to go on break! Break lasts 2 weeks here! My host family and I are going up to the beach in the north. We'll be visiting some family of their's. Next month my Mum is coming as well! We're going to go to the south of France! It'll be really interesting for me. I have heard the south is completely different than the north. Then we'll drive into Paris. My sister is really looking forward to Paris, I just hope she's up for the weather in the north! It's definitely not Florida weather! The week they're here is definitely not enough time to show them all the amazing things I've experienced here. Though I'm not sure it's possible to explain or experience what it's like to live in a new country in a week. I currently have a lot to look forward to!
Posted on Tue, February 21, 2017
by Terri Wescott