Yvonne in Paris

Yvonne is a senior majoring in psychology and sociology in Dedman College. During summer 2011, she is studying Parisian culture and monarchy, as well as European relations with the Middle East, as part of SMU-in-Paris.

Fun weekend in Paris

This past weekend was so much fun!  Thursday evening, a group of us went to dinner at a wonderful café in Saint Michel (a popular shopping and restaurant area in Paris), where we had some of the best pizza I’ve ever had! The French do Italian food quite well! Afterward, we went on a boat cruise tour on the Seine River, we passed by all the famous monuments in Paris. We went right around dusk, so we were able to see the beautiful evening sky while cruising down the river. On Saturday, a bunch of us got in touch with our inner-child and went to Disneyland Paris! Although it started raining while we were there, we had a great time! [...]

2011-06-29T20:12:20+00:00 June 21st, 2011|Yvonne in Paris|

Bringing history to life

I wanted to discuss the academic side of my study abroad program at a greater length. It is not wise to go into any SMU summer study abroad program with the expectation of taking “blow-off” courses. The courses are definitely challenging; the rigor is equivalent to that of courses taken during a regular semester. We still have reading assignments, quizzes, essays, and finals just as we would during the school year. Because we have Fridays off (yay for three-day weekends!), there’s a bit more material and assignments compacted within our four-day week. This is not to imply or suggest that our classes are unbearably difficult, but you do have to put in work and effort. With that being said, the [...]

2011-06-29T20:12:38+00:00 June 20th, 2011|Yvonne in Paris|