The flight was good. There were several babies that kept crying, and though I didn’t mind much, the Canadian engineer next to me kept complaining. He was a fun and friendly guy though, and we talked about how Canadian government policies (health, education etc) are different from those of the
I had initially planned to buy a ticket for a shuttle that would drop me at the Deutsche de la Meurthe dorm at the Cité Universitaire in
It turned out that taking the RER train from the airport was cheaper and more convenient. After a relatively easy money-changing and ticket purchasing process, I got on the train. As it moved closer to my stop, and further into the city, the train started to become really full, until a point came when most people were standing, with very little space. It felt a little like being in a
The three times I’ve walked in the office, I’ve really felt challenged because they speak no English. I struggle and realize that three semesters of French at
The second time I was there late at night (it must have been 11:30pm, I had lost all sense of time). I had gone to ask where I could get something to eat. I was starving. Then four students from a college in
I have had no internet or phone since yesterday. I set an arbitrary alarm and went to the office for paperwork and with questions about logistics an hour ago, but they said come at 9am. I was embarrassed to ask the time (but how could I not, I knew that question really very well), and shocked to find out it was 7am. Now I am going back to see if they can help me.
As soon as I get internet, I’ll post this and start finalizing my plans for the next few weeks.