Studying in Bocuse, A dream come True! (France: French Language and Culinary Traditions)

Tell any French person that you are going to study at Paul Bocuse Culinary Institute, and automatically they say: “Wow, tu a de la chance.” (You are so lucky) For one week, our group of 15 experimenters were had the enormous opportunity of studying in one of the most reputable cooking schools in France. They …

First Weekend in Lyon! (France: French Language and Culinary Traditions)

The students bid farewell to their families at the train station and with heavy hearts and also heavier luggages they took off for the next adventure of this international experiment: cooking lessons at the Paul Bocuse Institute in Lyon! On the weekend, we had a Little time to decompress before beginning a very intense week …

Au Revoir Nos Chères Familles (France: French Language and Culinary Traditions)

  On July 13, the French Language and Culinary Traditions program students bid farewell to their wonderful host families! It was a wonderful night with alot of people and at times loud voices and chaos. The students prepared a dance and a song with choreography, they called themselves “The Experiment Choir.” Before the party, they …

Homestay Reflections (France: French Culture and Regional Identity – Group 1)

“Today we said goodbye to our host families and started our journey to Italy. Even though I have already done a homestay, this experience was very new and different for me because the homestay I did before was in an English-speaking country. Because of this, I was very nervous before the homestay began that my …

A Wonderful 2 Weeks in Pierrelatte (France: French Language and Culinary Traditions)

The Experiment students have had a great last two weeks living with French families, studying French and experiencing French culture. As part of the program they received French classes for one week in which they played games, tried different French food, learned cooking related vocabulary, visited the market and more! On several days and afternoons, …

Bonjour à tous! (France: French Culture and Regional Identity – Group 2)

Bonjour à tous! Our first week in France has come and gone. Every single day was filled with super fun adventures! On June 29, we arrived in Paris and were welcomed with the warm Parisian sun (that we would never see again). Our first adventure started right then and there; we visited La Cathédrale de …

Greetings from France: Painting and Photography in Paris and Provence!

11am, Arrival at Charles de Gaulle airport. After retrieving our bags from the carrousel, the art/photo and culinary groups meet up with Fatima, a French university student and intern from Centre Educatif International (CEI), our in-country partner for all French programs. We boarded a coach bus and departed in the direction of the French capital, …