The last week of our program here has begun. I can't yet tell if this week will fly by just like all the rest or if it will trudge on because it's last. Either way, I feel like my time here in Quebec was a little short. However, I am ready to go home. I'm ready to see my family and friends again and I'm excited for my classes at MSU this fall. Our final week here seems like it … [Read more...] about Beginning of the End
It's the fourth week already, and I can't believe how quickly it's gone. I've done so many exciting things here and I've learned so much. Last week, in addition to going to the Citadelle on Monday, I also went on the Ghost Tour Tuesday night, and to the Morrin Centre on Thursday. The Citadelle, Ghost Tour, and Morrin Centre were all pretty informative as far as Quebecois … [Read more...] about Quebecois History
Today was the start of our third week here. That means exams for most of us, because it's technically our "midterm." I'm not too worried about them though, because I've been doing pretty well in my classes so far. I also have to admit that the French is starting to become easier. Last week was actually a bit of a struggle, and it would be exhausting listening to/speaking French … [Read more...] about Taking in the Culture
We've finished a week here at Université Laval! Four more to go. Now that we've finally settled in, we can begin to focus on French and less on logistics, like where to buy food, how to attain wifi, getting around the city, etc. Classes so far are going well, I like all of my classes a lot. My instructors don't just stand up and lecture us on French grammar for two and a … [Read more...] about Parlez-vous anglais?
I arrived in Québec on Saturday, and today is only Monday but it feels like it’s been much longer than that. I can’t believe two days ago I was still in Chicago. But I think now that we’ve registered for classes, things will go by much quicker. Today was our first official day of the program, when we found out which intensif, or level, we are in the French program here. … [Read more...] about Getting Started