I consider myself an extremely fortunate person because I had
the opportunity to study abroad in France. I believe that
along with learning a new language one learns a new culture.
And what a rich culture the French have! On my first trip to
France, my surrounding was my textbook. I experience this new
culture first-hand, in the open-air markets, trips to different
towns in the south and my interactions with the people in the
Perhaps, my favorite part of this interactive textbook was the
cuisine. There is only one word to describe French cuisine:
delicious! It has changed the way I think – of people and their
background. I have met so many different and friendly people
I will never forget. I have definitely gained an appreciation
for differences, and developed a profound curiosity for history as
well. One aspect of French culture is the deep understanding
of their history – as a country, a culture and a people.
Paris, for example is historically rich. On a daily basis,
Parisians pass site that we read about in history books. I
couldn’t help but appreciate this fact. This was a wonderful
experience that I will never forget. I would love to go
- Ashley Bernardes, Summer 2007
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