Reflection by Vineel Prathipati

The biggest advice I would have for future students regarding studying abroad is to have an open mind. For many, studying abroad is often a life changing or career altering opportunity. If you allow yourself to be open to the different cultures and environment around you, then you will truly be amazed with how much you have grown. That was one main personal goal I had for myself and as…

Learning Everywhere by Vineel Prathipati

For me there is no one best study abroad day, each day raises the bar higher and higher for the next day. A typical day for us would be waking up and going to get a nice Parisian breakfast and then head straight to lecture. After lecture we would all meet up and head to a different major attraction/museum each day. These museums were often my favorite part of the…

Paris, France by Elizabeth Sanchez

A week and a half has passed now on my study abroad to Paris and I have experienced so much in a short amount of time. I grew up in the south so I mainly rely on cars and buses for transportation but wow is that different here in Paris. Many who live here in France commute to their daily activities by foot and bikes or rely on the metro…

Paris: Views, History, and Beauty by Kiley Pettit

Paris, France, is known to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world and, let me tell you it 100% is! From the beautiful buildings lined with flower boxes and flags, to the boats lined along the bustling Seine with the Eiffel Tower glimmering in the background, to the breathtaking view from the steps of the Sacre Cour, I have never experienced a city quite like Paris and…

First Week in Paris by Anna Rowe

I am currently in Europe. I feel so lucky to be able to write that sentence. Ever since I heard the beautiful stories of my parents traveling to Italy, I knew that one day I would have to be the one sharing my own stories. When I first laid my eyes on the bustling streets of Paris, I immediately knew that I would never forget this experience. Our first week…

Intro by Savannah Petrelli

Name: Savannah Petrelli Major: Political Science and International Studies with a concentration in Europe Year: Junior, class of 2023 Host Program: IES Paris BIA Why did I choose my program: I choose Paris because I wanted to improve my French speaking skills while being in a diverse city. IES offered a lot of classes for my major as well. Goals: Some of my goals were to practice my French and…