Category: Culture

Culture Exchange Year France Traditions

Christmas Traditions in France

Christmas in France Even well before Christmas you can start to feel the holiday spirit.  I was in Lille this Christmas and it was incredible.  With a giant Ferris wheel in the town square that played loud Christmas tunes.  A giant Christmas tree, and lots of other Christmas decorations too.  There was also, of course, […]

Culture Exchange Year France

Lessons I’ve Learned From My First Month in France

French Culture Today is officially a full month that I have been living in the North of France with my French family.  It has been amazing to fully experience France for the first time.  I have traveled around in France before, but actually living with a French family, speaking the language, and going to school; […]

Culture Exchange Year Food France

Eating Escargot

Escargot Considering the fact that I would be going to France for a year, I decided it would be a good idea to start getting used to eating meat.  Now I was raised vegetarian for 14 years of my life, by choice.  However while traveling around in Spain I had my first taste of meat.  […]

Culture Exchange Year France

French Private School

French Catholic School So after a week of travel from Washington State to the VERY North of France I was jet lagged and tired and not even a full day after I finally arrived to my host family, I got the great joy of starting school…lucky me. I wasn’t sure what to except at my […]

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