This is my record of everything you should be jealous of.
Basically, this is a compilation list of things I actually learned from experience and things that I was told by other people in my group that they (supposedly) learned from experience. Enjoy! =D
That’s all. Sorry for the spiel. =D
So from getting to Charles de Gualle to leaving Sky Harbor, I traveled for 23 hours yesterday. That’s a lot of hours.
Did I mention that I only got 2 hours of sleep the night before? No? Oops.
Oh, also I can’t sleep on planes for whatever reason.
So I’m very tired.
Despite this, I am still up. I just turned in my final essay for my class.
Now I have the entire summer to myself.
I loved Paris. I had such an amazing time and I saw beautiful architecture and so many wonderful things. I also illegally touched a lot of very old things in the museums that stupidly didn’t put cases over them. I enjoyed that immensely. I met a fantastic group of people and I just loved every second of it. I mean, besides the seconds I spent doing homework because that wasn’t extremely fun.
Was my experience worth it?
Absolutely. Completely. 100%. I’m so happy that I took this opportunity. It was literally my last chance as I’m graduating next year and I always just assumed I would never be lucky enough to work a study abroad into my school schedule. I’m so glad that I did this. Like I said above, it was fantastic and wonderful. I was really inspired. In fact, I was so inspired that I took on this HUGE project that I have a year to finish. Do I think this will be enough time? No. But I’m gonna try really hard to do it.
If anyone every has a chance to do a study abroad, I highly recommend that you do it. Any sacrifices I made for the trip were completely worth it. It was so fulfilling and I really do hope everyone that wants to can find a way to make it work.
So yesterday was the last day for half our group. =C We started the day with our final presentations. I did mine about the museum I want to design, and my teachers seemed to like it and even offered to put me in contact with the person in charge of museum studies at school. So that would be great. After that, we had the day to do whatever we wanted. A few of us went shopping, and then came home for a few hours before we left for our final group dinner. We went to this amazing little restaurant in the Latin Quarter and got a 3 course meal! YUM! After, the group of students went to have coffee and just hang out before everyone left.
Today, there were only 3 of us left (not including the teachers). We went to the chocolate museum again to get more chocolate. While we were there, we happened to run into our teachers. Which is crazy, because Paris is HUGE and we always run into them lol. We also helped the people that worked there pronounce stuff for their English tour, which was fun. And we left with chocolate. So yeah. Except now I can’t eat it and it’s torture. Then, we went to the Louvre one last time for the last hour it was opened. Then we came back and I went to a bakery and had a sandwich and a DELICIOUS vanilla macaroon. Now I’m sitting here waiting for Mingo to finish packing so we can go spend our last night (with our last groupmate) at the Eiffel Tower watching the lights. =D