France

4 Reasons Why You Will Never Regret Studying Abroad in Paris

Regan Kirsch is a student at Indiana University and an ISA Photo Blogger. She studied with ISA in Paris, France.

  1. The food
Laduree, Paris, France, Kirsch - Photo 1

Macaroons from Ladurée are known around the world!

You can’t go to Paris without discussing the food. Everything is fresh and carefully prepared. Even a simple ham, cheese, and butter sandwich is out of this world. Also, where else can you walk by so many pastry stores in one block? Whether it’s the fresh produce, the macaroons, the bread, or the crepes, there’s really something here for every palate.

  1. The excursions
Chenonceau, Paris, France, Kirsch - Photo 2

Chateau Chenonceau was included in a weekend excursion to the Loire Valley

Not only are they fun and to beautiful places, but they always have historical importance. Studying abroad is a continual learning experience, excursions included. Whether it’s the chateaus of the Loire Valley or the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy, there is always something to learn or experience.

Just a week after the 71st anniversary of D-Day, we got to walk on Omaha beach

Just a week after the 71st anniversary of D-Day, we got to walk on Omaha beach

  1. The friends
Amboise is another famous chateau in the Loire Valley even though 80 percent of it was destroyed!

Amboise is another famous chateau in the Loire Valley even though 80 percent of it was destroyed!

Yes, I know how cliché this sounds. But honestly, when you are in a foreign country with amazing people, strong friendships are bound to happen. Everyone is going through the same stress of living away from home and experiencing the highs of living in a new city. You make friends from all over the country and the world. The friendships and memories you make while studying abroad are sure to last a lifetime. Because in the end, these are the people you will be with when your life changes forever.

These are just a few of the amazing people that I have met this summer!

These are just a few of the amazing people that I have met this summer!

  1. The city itself
This view is just one of the perks of my homestay!

This view is just one of the perks of my homestay!

Frankly put, Paris has an incredible and often tragic past that can be seen in the city’s beautiful architecture and its art scene. If you are interested in history or art of any sort, Paris may be the place for you. You could go to a different museum every day and be here for months! If the history and art scene haven’t sold you yet, maybe the people will. There is something so enriching about being immersed in a different culture. Contrary to popular belief, most Parisians are kind and welcoming. But they are also intricate. There is so much to learn from their way of life and their culture.

Paris is fast paced, there’s always something going on if you just look for it.

Paris is fast paced, there’s always something going on if you just look for it.

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