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COVID 19 Virus – what is your reaction?

Written by Conor Gourley and Katie Zhang,  March 27th, 2020 Everything still seems unreal, only a week ago we were together in in Toulouse, now we are all at home in our different spots throughout the world. We certainly did … Continue reading

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Demonstrations and the culture of protest in France

Article written by Sophie Ackert In Toulouse, I got tear gassed. That is a story that I will tell for the rest of my life. Not only is it shocking to people, but also it allows me to tell people … Continue reading

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The differences between border security in the United States and France

Article written by Julia Walsh There is a frivolous dream among American university students who study in Europe to decorate their passports to later show off their numerous stops and recount the adventures of studying abroad. In order to arrive … Continue reading

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McDonald’s in France and in the US

Article written by Esra Park Before boarding my flight to France, my last stop in the U.S. was dedicated to my beloved McDonald’s oreo McFlurry. Since I was little, my family would often stop by a fast food restaurant before … Continue reading

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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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