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UL Lafayette hospitality management major Brittany Creel shared her study abroad experience through the @myullafayette Instagram account and did a two-day takeover of the UL Lafayette @raginspirit Snapchat account.
She was part of the Paris study abroad program and lived in the City of Light for six weeks while traveling across the continent on the weekends!
Bonjour Ragin Cajuns World traveler here, or at least aspiring to be one. I hope you are all enjoying summer, but it's about to get so much better! This week it's my turn to take over the UL Lafayette page and I'm coming at you all the way from Paris, France! Myself and many other students from UL have had the opportunity to spend 6 weeks here. We've tried crêpes, visited the Louvre, took weekend trips to neighboring countries, and so much more. I'm ready to share my amazing journey with all of you! Stay tuned for more updates and don't forget to follow my personal page, @bcreel95 for more of my journey! Au Revoir #ulstudyabroad
As part of our studies over here in Paris, we were put up to the task of creating a guided tour where we would be leading the class. Our classes focus on tourism promotion and event marketing, our tour had to be reflective of our interests and the subject at hand. With my tour being today, I wanted to give a HUGE thank you to Nancy LaTarte @feteinfrance ! Given that she didn't know me, once I emailed her to explain our excitement at a possible tour she was more than helpful in planning a meetup so we could learn more about her life as a Paris wedding planner. Nancy is from right outside of Chicago and traveled to Paris on a study abroad trip where she fell in love with the city. She pursed her MBA here and met Anne, her business partner, where together they created the successful business known as Fête in France. It was a great time being able to learn about her daily life as a Parisian wedding planner. Study abroad brings people together from all over and truly opens your eyes to possible opportunities that await you from all over the world. If interested in planning your next study abroad, check out @ulstudyabroad for more info! A bientôt
"I must have flowers, always and always" -Claude Monet. Today the Architecture students hopped on a train with us as we ventured off to Giverny! Once there we were able to travel through Monet's Gardens and the house he lived in during his times as an artist. The pictures surely don't do justice as it was more than just the sights we experienced. We were able to experience the smell, the atmosphere, and the sounds that accompanied this interactive masterpiece. As part of our HUMN course, it didn't disappoint. If you ever take a visit to Paris, make this a must stop on your journey! #ulstudyabroad #ulgetinvolved
Today our class took a trip to Epernay and WOAH, it was a sight. While we were there we visited the house of Moët and Chandon. It was amazing to listen to the history and story that goes behind every bottle of champagne made here in the region of Epernay. We took a journey down to the caves and were able to learn about the the three different types of champagne this region provides, the fermentation caused by yeast breaking down sugar, and how long it takes each bottle until it's made in to perfection. Another remarkable tour and fun learning experience thanks to @ulstudyabroad and the amazing professors we have at UL! Be on the lookout, our trip is coming to an end very soon so sappy posts are on the way #ulstudyabroad
London...home of fish and chips, Big Ben, Parliament, and the Harry Potter Studio!! I was given the amazing opportunity to travel over to London during one of my weekends here and it did not disappoint. Visiting the Harry Potter studio was such a remarkable and interesting journey. This studio is where they filmed all the Harry Potter films! Soooo.....if you love Harry Potter like I do, it's a must. Thanks UL Study Abroad for allowing me to geek out a little bit while in Europe #ulstudyabroad
Who at my age can say they've been able to spend 6 weeks in Paris and within those six weeks get to visit multiple countries during the weekends? This trip has been so fulfilling! Study abroad is quite possibly one of the greatest adventures I've been on so far. London, thank you. Even with the recent turmoil you've been through, everyone there welcomed us tourists with open arms. They opened their businesses to us, their advice, their friendly smiles as they were helping us get from point A to point B. I wish we could have stayed longer as there was so much left to see, but that just means another adventure awaits me in the future. Goodbye for now London, it's been a pleasure #ulstudyabroad
Yesterday we had the opportunity to visit Paris-Sorbonne University, the largest institution in France and one of the first universities in the world. While there we met some currently enrolled French students that were studying a variety of subjects. It was an amazing time to see how their university compares to our own. The students were friendly and so intrigued by us as we were of them. They even have a whole section in the library dedicated to Lafayette, Louisiana. USL is mentioned quite a few times. I can travel 5000 miles across the world, but Lafayette will always make sure it's still with me. #ulstudyabroad
My trip in Paris wouldn't be complete without paying a visit to Disneyland Paris! I've had the dream of visiting every Disney park created and study abroad has helped me get that much closer to completing that dream. Disneyland Paris was so different from back home and that's what made it so unique and quite an experience. Disney has created so many dreams for me back home in the US and it continued to create new dreams and magical memories while I was over here in Paris. No matter what Disney park you go to, the magic is always alive! thank you #ulstudyabroad for these amazing opportunities
As my time in Paris is coming to an end, so is my time sharing all these memories with you. I hope I've been able to spark a little bit of interest in all of you when it comes to studying abroad. It seems so unreal that I've lived here for 6 weeks and it's now time to head back home. No doubt, one of the greatest summers of my life. Thank you Paris for welcoming me with open arms. Thank you @ulstudyabroad for allowing me a chance to learn more about myself and the world around me. I came here a different person and I'm leaving a different person. Hopefully I get to share more of my stories and experiences with you all when I'm back home with my Ragin Cajun family. Au Revoir Paris! Je t'aime UL, a bientôt #ulstudyabroad
Jul 2, 2017 at 6:33am PDT