Carlota: "Be mindful and have fun"

As part of the 30th anniversary of Erasmus, Irish students share with us their French experience. Discover for February, Carlota’s story

Irish students share their French experience with us.
For February 2017, follow Carlota’s story!

Tell us a bit about yourself!
I’m half-Irish half-Spanish, studied psychology and French in Trinity College Dublin and did my Erasmus in Bordeaux, Victor-Segalen University

Why did you choose France?
Because I was studying French in college and wanted to improve my language skills

What are the outcomes from your study programme in France and international experience?
I definitely improved my French as well as learning a lot about French culture all whilst having great fun

Your favorite word in French?

We hope you enjoyed your French culture shock! Any memorable cultural fact, experience?
Everything being closed on Sundays, the forwardness of French men, drinking pastis at lunch time, eating far too much cheese bread and wine

The soundtrack of your stay in France?
La valse à mille temps :

Have you brought back a French souvenir with you?
A French poetry book, postcards

Any French habit you have kept?
Saying santé instead of cheers whilst looking the other person in the eyes, drinking espressos alone whilst people watching

Where is your next destination?
Hamburg Germany

Share with us your motto!
Be mindful and have fun


Published on 01/03/2017

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