Hello America! Whoa how time flies…but I am happy to say I am finally home from the Paris Study of Abroad trip.
Now to go over the rest of the trip….
The presentations went great! For all students I would say. During our dress rehearsal of presentations, it seemed little rough…but the final presentations were surprisingly not as nerve wrecking. The next day we returned to Chez Grace’s apartment. Where the guests that Grace invited had the opportunity to have one on one time with each student, where they got to ask any questions and get more information on the projects. After that night I felt like my voice was gone after talking to so many people. It was an amazing experience to be able to speak to different people with various backgrounds about my project. To recap about my project, it was focused on the differences of the social communication in America vs. the way people communicate in Europe. Most of the conversations led too, why society is sucked into their phones and other devices? There wasn’t any final conclusions to why, other than the fact that society is advertising so much where people feel the need to have these devices to keep in contact with with society as well as have the next new device that is out.
Once all the hard work was complete, it was time to pack for Barcelona Spain! Even though my time there was short, I fell in love with Spain. Everything about it, as soon as I got off the airplane I already felt a change in culture compared to Paris. Everyone and everything seemed less stressful. I did not do too much site seeing, but I really enjoyed relaxing.
After Spain and reuniting with the class, it was time to head out to Versailles. Prior to this class I really didn’t know too much about Versailles, other than the fact it was beautiful. We visited the Palace of Versailles, which was stunning that I cannot even explain the beauty into words.
Now I am here sitting in my room at home, not a palace…but my home sweet home. Preparing to finish up my Literature and Art class. All that’s left is a presentation and the final paper. After that, my summer classes are finished and now it is time for fall semester!
Throughout this entire experience I feel that I have gained confidence in myself as well as learning some of my work habits under stressful conditions. Also I lost seven pounds from all of the walking around on this trip! Thank you so much Lawrence Technological University for giving me the opportunity to be apart of the Paris Study of Abroad Program!