SARUP Study Abroad: Paris 2016 With Professor Mark Keane
(Photo by Leeann Wacker)

I’m Lichen Paris
By Leeann Wacker, MArch

There are many assumed aspects of studying abroad that are inescapable when preparing. The best and most valuable part of this experience is that while some of these assumptions certainly are true (like that everyone eats baguettes on the street, that wine is incredibly cheap, and the architecture of this city is breathtaking), most surprise you, either because they are truly unexpected, or simply because they’re not. Metro stations still have that stringent waft of urine, people still honk at pedestrians, it’s still easy to lose your way, and coffee is the best way to start the day.

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