Note to Self

It’s hard to explain how time progresses when you’re abroad. I feel like I’ve lived 3 full lives and simultaneously feel like I only arrived here last week. It’s crazy to me that its already time to reflect on the person that I was when I arrived here over two months ago. A version of…

Three Strikes You’re Out

After coming to France, I’ve experienced my first few real transportation strikes. I knew that strikes and protests were common in France, but I didn’t picture them interfering with my daily life. So far, we have had 3 public transportation strikes which affect how often the trams and busses run in town. I rely on…

School in France

So far, school in France has been very different compared to in the United States. I noticed that the way classes operate is different from the 3 hours lectures with coffee breaks in between, to the coordinators vs professors teaching courses. The 3 hour lectures have been a bit of an adjustment for my attention…

New Beginnings

Hi! My name is Jo Vidic and I am a junior this year at Pitt. I am studying Marketing as well as Sociology and French. I chose the exchange program in Rouen, France as it is a country I have always wanted to visit and a language I wish to get better at. I have…