• Bordeaux, France: Home Away From Home

    Bordeaux, France: Home Away From Home

    By Lily Fang ’18
  • Elusive Expectations: Finding My Bearings After a Split Year Abroad

    Elusive Expectations: Finding My Bearings After a Split Year Abroad

    Written by Lily Fang ’18 Before I left, I wrote myself a letter. It was my final night on-campus before my junior year abroad. After hauling my remaining clutter to storage, I plopped down at my desk in my now-bare room. It felt unsettlingly empty. I was sad that day. …
  • Only one? – Making Friends with French Natives

    Only one? – Making Friends with French Natives

    “A realistic goal for the semester is to make one good French friend.” I scoffed then. It was early September, during orientation for my study abroad program in Bordeaux. Confined to the stuffy university classroom, I was antsy. I longed to begin the experience already, to be free from the …