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Greta Jusyte: Final Touches

Hey guys! Things were extremely hectic my last month abroad. In the beginning of December, Sciences Po students have a make-up week, where only classes which were cancelled during the semester are scheduled. Then, the week after is reading week, which provides students with the time to study for finals. Lastly, the last week of ...

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Greta Jusyte: Thanksgiving and other updates!

Last Thursday, the exchange students organized a Thanksgiving away from home. It was really great because the Americans at Sciences Po had an opportunity to share a part of their cultural traditions and the non-Americans were able to celebrate Thanksgiving for the first time. We all signed up to bring a particular food or dish ...

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Greta Jusyte: Germany

This past weekend, I took the train to Mannheim, Germany to visit a friend and a fellow International Areas Studies student who was studying abroad in Germany. Lauren was nice enough to house me for the weekend, which greatly cut down the cost of traveling. Further, Lauren, being the amazing midwestern host that she is, ...

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Greta Jusyte: Celebrating Holidays Abroad

Holidays are the one thing that makes students miss home, especially if students are living in a country where the holidays are barely recognized. Last week, I was forced to celebrate Halloween, a beloved and fun American holiday, in France. Some significant parts of the population in France are aware of the existence of Halloween, ...

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Greta Jusyte: Champagne

This past Friday, a friend and I finally visited Vranken-Pommery, a famous Champagne house located approximately a block from my residence. There is a plethora of Champagne houses in Reims, which is just one of the perks of living and studying in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France. The visit included a thirty-minute tour and champagne ...

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Greta Jusyte: Important Items to Pack

This past week has been a blur. I have not been able to do much because I’ve had a paper to write and a presentation to prepare, but alas, my school week is finally over and I get to start enjoying my weekend. As I have not managed to accomplish anything exciting or interesting this ...

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Greta Jusyte: Fall Break Travels

A very-needed fall break took place at Sciences Po this past week and it was absolutely wonderful. The academic calendar at Sciences Po is a bit different than that at Drexel. Besides the difference in quarter and semester calendar, Sciences Po students receive a weeklong fall break a week after midterms, as well as, a ...

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Greta Jusyte: Weather

The weather in Reims is not at all what I had expected. I was born in Lithuania, which is a small country located in Eastern Europe. The weather in Lithuania is rather cold, especially in the winter. As a result, as I was originally packing for France, my parents warned me about how cold Europe ...

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Greta Jusyte: Midterms, Paris, Random Thoughts

Midterms were held this past weekend at Sciences Po. One of the biggest differences is that midterms for core courses are not held during class time, but rather on a Friday and Saturday in October. The first year students take mid terms at an off-campus facility a few minutes from campus, while the second year ...

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Greta Jusyte: Nightlife

Even though Reims is a small city, it has a pretty decent nightlife. Place d’Erlon is filled with bars, some of which are named after famous people who were not French, like Ernest Hemingway and James Joyce. Some of the bigger bars have miniature dance floors where old bearded men play old, fun American songs ...