Meleah in Paris

Meleah, a senior markets and culture major, with a psychology minor in Dedman College, is spending Summer 2009 in France with SMU-in-Paris. She will be taking history courses and is looking forward to exploring Europe on the weekends, before graduating from SMU in August.

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What I learned in Paris

I decided to write one last blog for my last week here because I want to share what I have learned during the five weeks here:

Sometimes I take things for granted in the States, and other times my ignorance leads me not to understand many things about the world. Since this journey I now have a greater appreciation for the English language, air conditioning and American food.

I also am able to understand why there are stereotypes between Americans and the French people. Learning about French history while living in France helped me understand why the French are the way they are.

In addition this trip has made me reflect on the American culture and analyze why I do the things I have taken for granted.

Now, I urge all of the readers of this blog to explore, learn, and be critical of your own culture because without these things you cannot understand yourself.

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