Posts Tagged: Sciences Po

Back Again

There were many times in Paris where I actually felt desperate to go home. I missed my friends and iced coffees and the feeling of being somewhere that felt familiar. At the time though I knew I’d miss being in Paris so much. By the end of my 4 months there, the novelty of just… Read more »

An Afterword

So, it’s been a while since I’ve been back home. After weeks of waiting, some serious trouble accessing cash, and about 7 flights across Europe in two weeks, I’ve survived “study abroad.” Here’s to that! My last few weeks were a lesson in stress-management. After having all my assignments due, I suddenly had to also… Read more »

Mundanity in the study abroad experience

Everyday when I step outside the apartment, it’s hard not to feel like I’m on some extended, ridiculously long vacation rather than somewhere I’m actually just trying to live my life. Every shop and every bar feels like a potential opportunity that it’s up to me not to waste. One thing I’ve had to (force… Read more »

Paris Paris Paris

So, I live in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, on my own in a small former maid’s room (dit chambre de bonne en français). Naturally, I don’t have particularly close relationships with my neighbors on the lower floors of the apartment building, who are all much more francophone and much older than I am, so… Read more »

Affirmative Action, dit “Discrimination Positive”

  “What do you consider yourself?” “Probably a liberal.” “Oh well, you know we say that the American left is about the same as the French right.” – an excerpt from a recent meeting I had for a group project.   I’ve had various opportunities through my Legal Studies curriculum and my Speech Team experience… Read more »

Sciences Po Profs: A Comparison

Audrey Telfer, Sciences Po Exchange, Fall 2014 No I’m not going to compare SP profs to NU profs.  There really isn’t a point; they vary as much as NU profs do. Instead, what I would like to do it is contrast a good professor for exchange students versus a bad professor for exchange students (for… Read more »

How was Paris?

Amy Glazier-Torgerson, Sciences Po Exchange, Fall 2013 Paris was amazing. Doesn’t that sound bland? Doesn’t that poorly reflect the energizing, overwhelming, and confusing quarter I spent abroad in Paris? I know that it does, but when people ask me conversationally “how was Paris?” I don’t know how else to respond. Last weekend, I participated in… Read more »

Studying at Sciences Po

Amy Glazier-Torgerson, Sciences Po Exchange, Fall 2013 Normally, course registration is an exciting time for me at Northwestern. I love browsing through the course catalogue, imagining myself the courses that I systematically add to my shopping court. After finalizing my schedule, I take a screenshot of the first week and post it on my Facebook… Read more »

What can a camera not capture of study abroad?

Amy Glazier-Torgerson, Sciences Po Exchange, Fall 2013 Every day for the past eight weeks of my study abroad journey at Sciences Po in Paris, I have been eagerly taking pictures of my daily adventures. Among those pictures are those of famous Parisian monuments that, despite their grandiosity, I’ve accidentally stumbled upon, the amazing cliff top… Read more »

Before I leave for Paris, France

Amy Glazier-Torgerson, Sciences Po Exchange, Fall 2013 I am excited, and anxious, to say that this fall I will be studying abroad in Paris, France in the Sciences Po direct exchange program. At Northwestern, I am studying Social Policy with a minor in Psychology, and want to go into educational policy, nonprofit management, or some… Read more »