Lindsay, Outbound to France

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WOW! I can't believe I have already been in France for a month!!!! Time Is going by so fast... Over the past month I have done sooooooo much. I've started school, attended inbound orientation, and have even visited Paris!!! I'm not sure where to start so I guess I will start with school. School is so confusing and it's very frustrating, due to the fact that I can't express my wants and needs or even understand A lot. Also, making french friends has not been the easiest because literally Almost no one in France speaks English, with that being said... if you're going to France please study your french before you leave!!! I enjoy french school because it is set up like college, you go to a class and have a break, the only thing is my school days are so long I go from school from 8-6 and get home around 7pm. But during my breaks, I always stop at the boulangerie ( I will probably come home fat because of all of the pastries I'm eating). Inbound orientation was A lot of fun, we hiked in the mountains, went on a boat ride in lake Annecy, and met other exchange students. Finally, Paris was absolutely incredible and super beautiful. While I was there, I visited the louvre, Notre Dame, and the Eiffel tower. I am so blessed to have 3 incredible host families that I have been able to meet and spend time with. I am especially thankful for my first family, as they have been so patient with me as I learn and adapt to french culture. I love France A lot. The architecture, The pastries, The kissing on the cheeks, The scenery; It is all so incredible. Though I love France, I also miss America A lot. I miss my friends, family, oh and chick fil a!!!