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Patrick in Paris: Where’s home?

After travelling for a week, it was really refreshing to be back “home” in Paris. Although I’ve been there for a little less than two months now, I can (finally)  say that I’ve gotten pretty settled and am used to life in Paris.   //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js   I’m actually currently visiting a friend in London right ...

Patrick in Paris: Oh…vacation

After only three weeks of classes, every University in France graciously has a full week of vacation in mid-February. Although personally I would have preferred to save my vacation for later this term (i.e. when I’m swamped with work during week 10), I really can’t complain in the slightest. One of my friends from high ...

Patrick in Paris: « Méthodologie de Sciences Po »

Bonjour à tous ! As per the tags and my previous posts, you may know that the name of the school I am studying abroad at is “Sciences Po,” which is short for “l’Institut d’études politiques de Paris,” or in English, “the Paris Institute of Political Studies” (which is quite a mouthful and why everyone ...

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Patrick in Paris: L’administration

Bonjour à tous. As I mentioned in my previous post, I have had a number of administrative issues. The purpose of this post is to provide anyone who is planning on coming to France for an extended period of time an overview of how things work here, while providing some anecdotal comic relief (Spoiler Alert: ...

Patrick in Paris: One Month In

Bonjour de Paris ! Hello from Paris! I can’t believe I’ve already been living in Paris for over a month. I already have so much to share about this fantastic experience, and I’m happy to (finally) be able to start blogging after successfully battling the French administrative gods to get my life (including internet) in ...