Fluency, food, family: My term abroad in France
France, Italy, New Zealand, China, Costa Rica: just a few of the places you can explore through Dartmouth study abroad. Naturally, the variety of programs offered and ease of going abroad (read: financial aid travels with you) attracted me to Dartmouth. That's how, in the spring of my sophomore year, I found myself in Toulouse, France, with a group of ten Dartmouth students and a Dartmouth Professor for the French Language Study Abroad Program. Over the course of ten weeks, we learned from French Professors at the University of Toulouse (Jean Jaurès) while each living in different parts of the city with a host family. Here are some of my ~favorite~ parts of our study abroad experience.
Living with host families
My host parents were stellar. They made me feel super comfortable (even though speaking fluently was difficult at first), encouraged me to try new foods, and took me out on weekend excursions! Some of my favorite memories involve sitting at dinner debating French politics together.