Over the past month in Vichy, there have been so many highlights that it’s impossible to mention every single one of them. The food, the people, the French culture, the picturesque towns, the romantic language... the list could go on forever.


In the last week of classes, we changed our workshop classes in the afternoon. It was different, and great, we talked about the arts, in different areas over that one week. I feel like these workshops really allowed us to learn about different aspects of French culture, and how global and local issues have impacted both our own cultures and France.



The people I’ve met during this experience have been lovely, and honestly, finding out that about seventy to eighty percent of the Australians who are on your trip live in the same town and go to the same university that you do is baffling. I’ve made some friends, people I probably wouldn’t have met if it weren’t for this experience, and for that, I am truly grateful. From carrying around mini snowmen in towns to drinking coffee at the Morny. From meeting me at a creperie to begrudgingly going to Sephora with me. I say thank you, and I hope that these friendships will last a lifetime. Someone was always up for a chat whenever I needed, or just wanted to talk, or take a small break in English.