Category Archives: 2 – La Une in English

Firearms: liberty or security?

Editors: Brendan, Emma, Nicole and Sara Living, studying, and conducting service projects allows us, as Americans in France, to learn more about the differences between these two cultures and ways of life. While many of these differences have become somewhat … Continue reading

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Dogs in France

Editors: Drew, Elizabeth and Maggie One day, while out for a run, Elizabeth passed a plump beagle, trotting around all on his own. He was wearing a collar, so she knew he had a home. At first, she thought that maybe … Continue reading

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Tell me how you eat and I’ll tell you where you come from

Editors: Alexander, Demetria, Elizabeth and Sara Elizabeth’s first meal in France My first introduction to French food habits was my first night in Toulouse. I didn’t get to my hosts’ house until about 9:30 at night so I wasn’t expecting … Continue reading

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How is the concept of personal space different between France and the United States?

Editors: Bevin, Lara, Melody and Paul One of the most confusing aspects of French culture, in our opinion, is the perception of personal space. Melody’s first memorable experience with personal space in France was the first time that she met … Continue reading

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The Franglais Phenomenon

Editors : Isabel, Julianna and Sophia  On the day Isabel arrived in Toulouse, her host family’s daughter eagerly asked if Isabel had ever heard the word “lull”. After some confusion, Isabel realized that this was not a French word, but … Continue reading

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Discovering the Spirit of Strikes

Editors: Phoebe, Isabelle, Katherine, Ryan A., James. The University Strikes It has been almost two months since those of us studying at the University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès have had class. When we arrived in January, some of the professors … Continue reading

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University Culture

Editors: Devin, Colby, Hallie, Winnie. The bureaucracy at the university In Devin and Colby’s experiences, bureaucracy is an important part of the French university system. Colby said that when you need the signature of one single person, the one office … Continue reading

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Changing Attitudes for Preserving the Environment

Editors: Okung, Lina, Nadia, Isy, Allie. Each day, the global population creates more and more pollution that destroys our environment, and Toulouse is no different. Its constant population growth over the past 30 years has led to an increase in … Continue reading

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La Une’s New Year’s Resolutions: Of Culinary Habits and Health

Editors: Maia, Rachael, Nina, Ayanna, Ryan M. Gastronomic Habits in France Drinking and culinary culture in France is different than in the United States. For example, it’s strange to drink a lot of water here. With a meal, French people … Continue reading

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The Countryside: On Preserving a Slow-Paced Lifestyle

Editors: Jules, Patrick and Hazel. The Perception of Country Life by Students Living in The City It is easy to be swept up in the rapid pace of the big cities in France, but to find a little calm, one … Continue reading

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