Je vais en France le 5 janvier!
Confession: I do not know a word of French. I had to rub the FreeTranslation(.com) genie to help me type that one sentence.
For the next five months eight classmates, including my boyfriend Seth, and I will study at the Rice University School of Architecture in Paris. Our course load will include a studio, a French language and culture class, and a film making class. Despite the fact that I will be surrounded by Americans and English-speaking Parisians for the duration of the program, I hope to at least somewhat immerse myself in the local culture. I want to learn to order my own food, bargain at thrift shops, and roam the cobblestone streets with the ease and sophistication of a French woman. I want to learn to use my new camera to document the people and buildings I see everyday. For those things I cannot show through pictures, I want to write about them. I have not kept a journal or a blog in quite some time, and I have found I am no longer comfortable with writing. I hope to change that.
I expect my life to change immensely over the next five months. I hope you will enjoy reading about my journey as much as I will enjoy taking it.