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France, Here I Come!

It is settled, I am going to France next year in May! I can't wait. I have never been to France before (what a shame) actually it's the first time I go somewhere out of the country that is not my and my parent's hometown, but I am very excited. right now I am reading a book about France. It is really interesting. oh I can't wait. I am also going to Spain, but this is a frenchman's forum, so I am going to keep it French. Anyway, so do you guys have any advice (or feel like junping with me) since some of you reside in France. For those of you that reside in France, how is an everyday life to you? I am sure it some what different than people from my hometown or Americans. Please respond

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I LOVE France!! i did an exchange program in france 2 years ago and it was one of the best things i've ever done. i'd visited before, but living there with a host family and everything was great.i can't wait to go back, i'm hoping to go for the french next year. i'm sure you'll have a really good time on your trip.

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Aww thats so great that you're going to Roland Garros.. Paris is like a 4 hour drive from where I live, so I'll go someday too.. I've been to France so many times on holidays .. But more in the south (Marseille, u should go there, its sooooo so so so beautiful there) then in Paris.. And little things like pain and baguettes make me very happy





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i am envioussssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But Congrats~~~ Hope you have a great life there (you will be I am sure )

In fact I should be having a chance to spend a year in France but my school did not allow me to apply to the scholarship. They told me, "You are a 2nd year here and the scholarships will be given to Year 1 students!" However other universities give it to year 2 students, I lost my chance to Sorbonne

In fact my school organize some exchange programme as well, but they send only Business students to France... what the hell!?!?!?!?

Now I am looking for some 1 year French language programme, but things in France are very very very expensive... Hmmmmmmmm I checked out some schools in Provence... but I can't understand much of the websites...

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I LOVE France!! i did an exchange program in france 2 years ago and it was one of the best things i've ever done. i'd visited before, but living there with a host family and everything was great.i can't wait to go back, i'm hoping to go for the french next year. i'm sure you'll have a really good time on your trip.
an exchange student, you were. that is awesome, how was it like, in detail. of course it was wonderful, but tell me more!

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Aww thats so great that you're going to Roland Garros.. Paris is like a 4 hour drive from where I live, so I'll go someday too.. I've been to France so many times on holidays .. But more in the south (Marseille, u should go there, its sooooo so so so beautiful there) then in Paris.. And little things like pain and baguettes make me very happy
unfortunately I am not going to stay long enough to go to Roland Garros nooooooooooooooooooo! the book i was reading mentioned Roland Garros but I realized that Roland Garros is in june/july and I am only staying for a few day(6 to be exact and the other days in Spain) oh man if only if only I could stay for two or three months pooey!

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i am envioussssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But Congrats~~~ Hope you have a great life there (you will be I am sure )

In fact I should be having a chance to spend a year in France but my school did not allow me to apply to the scholarship. They told me, "You are a 2nd year here and the scholarships will be given to Year 1 students!" However other universities give it to year 2 students, I lost my chance to Sorbonne

In fact my school organize some exchange programme as well, but they send only Business students to France... what the hell!?!?!?!?

Now I am looking for some 1 year French language programme, but things in France are very very very expensive... Hmmmmmmmm I checked out some schools in Provence... but I can't understand much of the websites...

FRANCE...........................Arrgrgrggrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!

that completely sucks!! I am so sorry. I will give you a pal hug I wish the best for you and your plans, hopefully they will come as you wish. right now I am learning a bit of French and taking Arabic at the same time. I think it is possible, but it takes patience and time. Anyway thanks for talking

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an exchange student, you were. that is awesome, how was it like, in detail. of course it was wonderful, but tell me more!
well i went with a goup from my school during my last year of high school. we went for the first term so it was about 3 and half months long. the school we went to was in Grenoble, and basically we each lived with a host family whose kids went to school at the same school we were visiting. we had most of our classes with them, completely in french, except for a few classes that we did with a teacher who came with us from our school, these classes were for special requirements that our school had since it was a private school, but those classes were also all in french. once a week we'd go on trips to see important sights in and around the Grenoble area, to learn the history of the place etc. i was pretty nervous about going at first, but i really ended up loving my host family. at first it was tough getting used to speaking only french, because no matter how many classes you've taken it's so different getting used the pace and slang of natural speakers. other than that i don't really know what to tell you, it was fun. make sure wherever you go and whatever you do to take LOTS of pictures, and try to experience anything you can about the culture etc.

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I've only been through a little bit of France, but I can tell you that Nice is a really fun, lovely city to visit if you are going to be in the south of France. The restaurants have good food and there are a lot of young people on the Promenade des Anglais (sp?) at nights, also there are plently of nice places to stay for not much money.

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lucky you!! have fun, tell us all about it. i went to paris in july this year. it was so fun, really pretty, but extremely hot.

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unfortunately I am not going to stay long enough to go to Roland Garros nooooooooooooooooooo! the book i was reading mentioned Roland Garros but I realized that Roland Garros is in june/july and I am only staying for a few day(6 to be exact and the other days in Spain) oh man if only if only I could stay for two or three months pooey!
awww I'm so sorry to hear that, I thought you said that in ur first post, but reading it over today I saw you didnt .. But you'll probably have the chance to see it someday, right.. You wont be bored, theres many beautiful things to see especially in spain ..





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Where do you go, french guru ? Paris ? The south ?
I hope u'll enjoy your french trip. Sprry but I can't give you advices, I'm not objective because I don't have the same image of my country, I'm french... I just hope you won't be too disapointed by french people, I know it's sometimes the case, you know, we're not known for being very welcoming with foreigners. (maybe the barrier of language).
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make sure wherever you go and whatever you do to take LOTS of pictures, and try to experience anything you can about the culture etc.
believe me I will!

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Where do you go, french guru ? Paris ? The south ?
I hope u'll enjoy your french trip. Sprry but I can't give you advices, I'm not objective because I don't have the same image of my country, I'm french... I just hope you won't be too disapointed by french people, I know it's sometimes the case, you know, we're not known for being very welcoming with foreigners. (maybe the barrier of language).
If you have questions about Paris (what to visit) etc...you can PM me.
don't worry I think understand. I am learning French, though. I am going in a group and we will certainly go to Paris and Marseille. we are also going to eat at restaraunts, cafes, etc. After that most of us are going on our own. well thanks for helpfulness the reason I am excited is because I am able to go somewhere away from the routine of this place (U.S) I like to places I have never gone and experience many cool things. I have loved the traveling I have done. anyways. talk to you later.

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