This weekend Olivier and I drove to Brussels to do Belgian things (ie: eat french fries and drink fancy beers at the famous Delirium bar) with our friends Ghet, Alex, and Irina. Here are some photos of the weekend!
Other than all that, I’ve been busy taking classes. I have signed up for 7 classes this semester which are:
– La France et l’europe en tendances
– Vie Politique Francaise
– Problemes Internationaux Contemporarians
– American Think Tanks: Ideological Propaganda or Academic Research?
– Intermediate French language
– European Welfare Systems
– World Cities
The classes with a French title are actually in French. I’ve decided to take the Certificate Etudes Politiques (Certificate of Political Studies) because it is highly esteemed here in France and I will look fancy on paper (also, it might help if I want to get a job in France or Europe). Taking classes in French is stressful – remember I’ve only been learning French for 7 months now – and sometimes I come out of class shaking because the teacher is talking so fast and I am trying to write/listen/concentrate/actually hear what she is saying. I might die. I might soar and fly and actually achieve this crazy goal. We will see! Thank god I still have 3 English classes, which makes me feel a lot better because I see the French students struggling to speak English and then I don’t feel so stupid anymore!
How are you doing?? It’s really becoming winter fast here – how is it there? Even if you read all this, just leave a little smiley face to let me know you are doing well (or a sad face if you are not).