Why did you pick this program?
What's your favorite story to tell about your time abroad?
One of the most beautiful aspects to southern France are the mountains. Luckily, the Mont Sainte-Victoire in specific was only a 20 minute bus ride from Aix en Provence. Me and five other girls studying in Aix climbed this mountain together and somehow ended up lost on top of it for five hours. Although it was a really long day, the view from the top was breathtaking and I would get lost again and again to be able to experience it. Since returning from France, my navigational skills have yet to be improved.
Was there anything you did not do during your time abroad that you wish you had?
When I left Aix for weekend trips I usually went by myself. In retrospect I wish I had gone with some other students from my program because I think it would have been more fun. I traveled to London and Paris alone which was great because I could go wherever I wanted when I wanted, but I did not really experience the night life there out of fear of going alone. If you generally feel comfortable traveling alone like I do, you may want to consider the more opportunities you could have if you go with friends!