Bonjour tout le monde!

How would you like to go to school every day and when you look out the window, this is what you see? Well, this is the incredible experience that 23 students from SMU have to endure during our summer class in the South of France.

We are very close to the city of Cannes – yes, the one with the International Film Festival – and all the actors, producers, directors. You never know, it could be the opportunity some of us have been waiting for, to be discovered by Hollywood!

Well, in the meantime, let me tell you that this is a great city and the program director has everything under control. This is a very intensive five-week program, and I know some of us were thinking, “What on Earth are we going to do for 5 weeks?” But let me tell you, there is a lot of homework and study, and too many places to go and visit, so now I think that a 7-week program would be better. We will see. I will post a new blog every week, so please follow them and answer if possible; I would love to hear from you.

An interesting blog needs to have photos of food, and I want to make this blog definitely an interesting one. So here is a picture of the breakfast we have to endure every day…

Yes, those are croissants, and they are exactly as you imagine them: buttery, fresh, crispy and delicious. What can go wrong when your day starts with café and croissants?

Talking about things going wrong: My suitcases did not arrive with me; they decided to add their own mileage. We arrive on Nice on Friday, and one of my suitcases arrived on Saturday night, and the second suitcase showed up on Monday night. I survived and it made me realize that everything on a trip is about attitude. I lost my luggage for a couple of days, really not a big deal. I am still enjoying every second of this trip.

À bientôt