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Un Tout Nouveau Monde

  I come from the home of the brave and the land of the free, But come step out of your bubble and go around the world with me. France is a great place to start, and boy is it sweet, Close your eyes and 

Big Fish, BIG World?

Big Fish, BIG World?

Bonjour! Where was I when we last spoke? Ah, the “crossroads” of Europe. One of the things I have enjoyed most about the CEPA program is how they encourage travel. So far, I have been to eight countries, and whether it is the CEPA-sponsored trip to 

Big Fish, Small World: A Taste of Home

Bonjour mes amis! Let us pick up where we left off with the food. I am from one of the greatest culinary cities in America, Chicago, and being a foodie is something I take pride in. Strasbourg has not disappointed. During the first few days in the 

A poem

Le Château Enchanté By Kyle Kath   Fairy tales end with happily ever after but only after struggle and hassle, The same applies to travel, so let me take you into my castle. The floors creek and the carpet is blood red, The children hollering 

Big Fish, Small World

Big Fish, Small World

Bonjour, I’m Kyle! I’m a traveler, a foodie, a little bit of a poet, and a non-traditional student enjoying a semester abroad in France thanks to the Cultural and Educational Programs Abroad Foundation. “Non-traditional,” what does that mean? Well, it defines me in every aspect, 

Surviving in France with little French!

Surviving in France with little French!

 By Aaliyah Walker Bonjour à tous! It’s time to get real now. As someone who has been obsessed with the French language for years, I can confidently say that learning the French language in the classroom vs. being immersed in a French community are two 

Celebrating My 22nd Birthday in France!

Celebrating My 22nd Birthday in France!

By Aaliyah Walker You know what’s better than studying abroad in France?… being able to celebrate your birthday in France WHILE studying abroad in France!! Thanks to the CEPA Foundation and the very very wonderful friends I’ve made, I had the best birthday I could 

Heildelberg Hottie

Heildelberg Hottie

By Aaliyah Walker Quoi de beau?? It’s me again 🙂 I’d like to tell you about an exciting journey I went on. On July 16th, our group traveled to Heidelberg, Germany, and was given a tour by one of the BEST tour guides ever, Christian, 

Life in a Château

Life in a Château

By Aaliyah Walker  Salut! My name is Aaliyah Walker and I am a Student Ambassador for the Summer Intercultural Leadership Program. This summer, I am having the pleasure of living in a castle, the Château De Pourtalès in Strasbourg, France! When I first arrived at 

Living in a Real-Life Castle

Living in a Real-Life Castle

By: Angela Cote I never guessed I would have the chance to live in a Château. Who gets lucky enough to be able to live in a castle for a month? Seriously who? I didn’t know what to go in expecting. Would it be like