All Great Things Must Come to an End

Now that my program is over, there are many things I am left thinking about. Since arriving in Paris two months ago, I have learned a lot and my perspective of the world have changed. The first week where I felt uncomfortable and out of place, but as I spent more time here, I was…

Today is for Marseille

My last week working in Paris was, as I’d predicted, incredibly bitter-sweet. I’ve met so many people and made so many great friends this summer that I’m so sad to leave them! However, I was also extremely excited to travel to Marseille before heading home and seeing all my friends and family in the US….

Au revoir

Bonjour a tous! So it’s over now.  I have officially left Paris, and frankly, I’m heartbroken.  I assumed I would be sad when I left, but I had no idea how genuinely crushed I would be to leave the amazing life that I built in just eight weeks.  I have completely fallen in love with…

Merci, Paris.

Bye Paris. Thank you for the opportunity to learn. Thank you for teaching me tolerance and giving me even more room to expand my mind. Thank you for allowing me to adapt to foreign habits that are not so foreign anymore. Thank you for giving me a global mind-set and for increasing my boundaries to…

Ma mere ne parle pas le francais

Bonjour a tous!  I still love Paris, still love my job, and am heartbroken to be leaving so soon.  This week I made a lot of new friends through an expat event I visited, and I had more disappointing French Mexican food.  Also, my mother and aunt came to visit me this week!!! It was…

Another Day, Another Destiny

In my experiences in France, I have had such an amazing time! I have made several great friends and I have gone to so many fun events and places; knowing that I need to leave in less than a week is incredibly bitter-sweet for me. I will be really sad to leave my friends and…

Final Week in Paris

As I go into the last week of my internship in Paris, I have a lot to look back at and reflect upon from my experience. I have had the opportunity to take on a variety of projects at my internship, build relationships with my coworkers and hostess, and discover a lot about myself through…

The Final Countdown

Over the past week my time has been dominated by the draft of prospectus of the guidance document on the Council of Europe recommendation. I have used sources from the NGO’s own publications in my research, as well as materials published from national governments, other NGOs, and the Council of Europe. And, I have continued…

Les Compétences

My internship is almost over… I have one more week left in the city of lights. I’ve learned a lot. I’ve learned about the company, the industry, but most importantly, I’ve acquired important skills that will surely help me in my future professional career.  The organization that I went through had me choose key skills…