Category Archive: Avant le départ

Ce qui m’effraye et m’émerveille

That which terrifies me and fills me with wonder. I’m boarding the plane that will take me to foreign land in less than 2 hours. For 7 months. And it is hitting me… Continue reading

How to Leave a Country in 10 Days

In 10 days, I will board un avion and set off on the adventure I’ve been dreaming about forever. The thought of it is unreal. A whole semester away from my native country in what… Continue reading

Long-Stay Student Visa – Visa d’étudiant

Yesterday, I had my visa appointment at the French Consulate. Although this process is technically not finished until I actually receive my student visa, arrive in France, enroll in their Social Security System,… Continue reading

La vie n’est pas une corvée, mais une merveilleuse aventure.

Life is not a chore, but a marvelous adventure. As the end of the year gets closer, I can’t help but feel both extreme gratitude for the year that has passed and genuine… Continue reading


Since receiving my official acceptance letter into the French university, it has been an absolute whirlwind; but I am happy to say that everything seems to be falling right into place. I’ve created… Continue reading