Bonjour! I'm still surviving over here! Time is running out and
soon we'll be back in America.
This is about the halfway point through this summer study abroad
program in Strasbourg, and I have loved every minute of the trip.
Before Centre offered this new program, the possibility of studying
abroad for all of us here in Strasbourg now looked slim to none.
For some, we would not be able to study abroad during a semester
because of athletics or a demanding academic schedule. The trip
was created for only $1,600, and some got the majority paid for
by using their Senior Stipend (special financial aid for seniors
to study abroad). I am very blessed to have had this opportunity
knock on my door, and I feel that the three weeks that I am here
in Strasbourg will change the rest of my life forever.
Not only have we had a wonderful time taking
day trips to various sites around Strasbourg, this weekend Julie
and Patrice unleashed us to make our own travels. A group of us
took a train this morning to Basel, Switzerland, with the intent
of trying fondue and buying the famous chocolate. It was an experience
to say the least. I think bridging the language barrier was the
hardest obstacle that we faced. In Switzerland, people were speaking
both German and French. Also, Switzerland is still using the Swiss
Francs instead of the Euro.
The other group traveled to Germany for the weekend to spend some
time with friends. They will get back Sunday night, just in time
for class on Monday.