Wow, I can't believe that my plane leaves on Sunday and I go back home. Being in Québec has certainly been an incredible experience. I have learned so much by just forcing myself into the language it is amazing. What feels like a whole semester has been pushed into five weeks and it is already time to go. I'm so thankful I was given the opportunity to attend this program for … [Read more...] about J’ai Fini!
Wow, I can't believe I am already writing my forth blog here in Québec. What has felt like a whole semester is coming to a close with only one week left. I very excited for what lies ahead still, we has a group have two more activities to attend and finals to take before we depart for Missouri. The two activities that lie ahead are Ile d'Orléans and the Croisière: Soirée sur le … [Read more...] about Coming to a close!
First off, I would like to say right off the bat, that the amount of French that I have learned here in 3 weeks is amazing. I came here only having one french class under my belt, and I have seen an improvement. When you walk to the mall, go rent a bike, or walk around the block, french is everywhere. It really starts to sink in around the third week, at least for me. The … [Read more...] about I can see the light!
So far, being immersed in the Québec culture has been an amazing experience. I get to see the things this province takes pride in, for example, exercise and healthy living is something I have seen promoted. Yes, almost everyone here smokes and they love their poutine (fries covered in gravy and Gouda cheese) however, everyone here is very fit and taken car of. That is one … [Read more...] about Cheers to a new culture!
Coming here has certainly been a journey. I had very little french before this program and so I was certainly worried. The first night I arrived in Québec I met an amazing woman named Maria-piere, she was very kind and helped me work up a sentence, so that I could take a taxi to the university. She informed me a lot about the Québec culture and that if I tried hard speaking … [Read more...] about Au Revoir État-Unis, Bonjour Québec!