Niamh: "Getting used to ’La Bise’" [fr]
As part of the 30th anniversary of Erasmus, Irish students share with us their French experience. Discover Niamh’s story:
Irish students share their French experience with us.
For this month, follow Niamh’s story!
Tell us a bit about yourself!
I am from Cork. I am in my final year studying Commerce interantional with French in University College Cork and for the third year of my degree I participated in the Erasmus programme in Université Pierre Mendès France, in Grenoble.
Why did you choose France?
I am studying French in university and as part of my course, it is compulsory to spend the third year of my degree in a French-speaking country on the Erasmus programme. For commerce and French students in UCC, France is the only French-speaking country available to us for the Erasmus Programme. But I have always had a love of France and was delighted to be moving and studying there for 9 months.
What are the outcomes from your study programme in France and international experience?
I believe Studying abroad has not only improved my language skills but has also deepened my cultural awareness and ability to adapt well to new environments.
Your favorite word in French?
We hope you enjoyed your French culture shock! Any memorable cultural fact, experience?
Getting used to ’La Bise’.
The soundtrack of your stay in France?
Have you brought back a French souvenir with you?
All my wonderful memories from my Erasmus year.
Any French habit you have kept?
The French food culture.
Where is your next destination?
Share with us your motto!