#paris

Life’s a holiday

Posted on 11 June 2018 by Rosalind Farr

                                                                                                                                                Bonjour… pour la dernière fois, parce que à la fin de juin, je reviendrai en Angleterre. Le thème de ce blog est “National Holidays and Local Areas of Interest”. Il y a eu beaucoup de jours fériés en France pendant le mois de mai et, comme en Angleterre, cela signifie que les écoles, les magasins,
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An environmental PARadISe?

Posted on 9 May 2018 by Rosalind Farr

                                                                                                                                                Salut! Ça va? Les deux mois que j’ai déjà passé à Paris ont été fantastiques. C’est une ville magnifique et il y a beaucoup à faire ici. Je suis toujours très occupée soit en travaillant à l’école ou en explorant la ville, mais je ne changerais pas cela! Le sujet de ce blog est
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In Paris…with me

Posted on 6 April 2018 by Rosalind Farr

                                                                                                                                              Bonjour encore! Cette fois je suis à Paris. Pour quatre mois, mars-juillet, je vais travailler (en tant qu’assistante anglaise) dans une école secondaire à Malakoff, une banlieue (suburb) de Paris. Les enfants ont un âge similaire à ceux que j’ai enseigné en Allemagne. Dans cette école, j’ai beaucoup plus de responsabilités: j’ai environ 12 classes
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Bois de Boulogne: Ladies of the Day!

Posted on 13 October 2017 by Natasha Holmes

Call me naïve, a country bumpkin. Call me what you will. But until today, prostitution was an almost abstract idea. A practice confined to BBC Three documentaries, the windows of Amsterdam and 19th century French literature. One is never really exposed to much of the sex industry in the sleepy border villages of home. When
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some work; all play; master of the metro

Posted on 31 October 2016 by Izzie

Happy Autumn from Paris! I must say this season and the run up to Christmas was the time of year I was most looking forward to spending here in Paris, the colours and lights, hot chocolate (although I have requested some English brand hot chocolate as I’m too stubborn to find a replacement) and the
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#notatourist

Posted on 19 September 2016 by Izzie

  Salut! Did you miss me? The last few weeks have been almost non-stop. So I now face the task of trying to sum them up in a concise and somewhat interesting way, and give you any chance of getting through to the end! Wish me luck! There have been so many various events and
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TRYING TO BE CALM AND ORGANISED

Posted on 28 August 2016 by Izzie

DAY 0 I like to think that I am fairly organised person and almost go nowhere without my post-it notes and checklists. However, if there is one thing I will confess to needing to learn over this year it is to have a plan B. As sometimes I get slightly stumped when plan A goes
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A Bittersweet Bank Holiday

Posted on 20 July 2016 by Hebe Fletcher

The 14th of July marks Bastille day in France, commemorating the storming of the Bastille in 1789. It was a long bank holiday weekend with no classes on the Thursday or the Friday. Many students went away for the weekend but lots of us stayed to see the celebrations and enjoy the Parisian sunshine. Fireworks
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Introductions

Posted on 15 July 2016 by Hebe Fletcher

The Friday before classes started, we had our orientation at Sciences Po. Do you remember the painful small talk of the first week on university that left everyone wanting to print the answers to the generic questions on a T-Shirt? Eventually it starts to sound like some sort of Academics Anonymous meeting; ‘Hi, my name
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The First 24 Hours

Posted on 10 July 2016 by Hebe Fletcher

For friends and family: Anyone who knows me, will know how excited I have been about this trip for a very long time. The wannabe Parisian in me has been lusting after the culture of the city of lights since I first saw the opportunity to apply to the summer school. The nerd in me
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Paris before Hong Kong

Posted on 18 August 2015 by Sara Rahman

My name is Sara Rahman and I am a student going into my third year of University. Within my third year of university I will be studying Philosophy at City University Hong Kong. I officially leave for Hong Kong in under one week and if I’m honest the last few weeks have been really stressful.
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