Bonjour à tous,
I’m currently writing to you all from Marseille, France. Located on the Mediterranean Sea it serves as France's second largest city and is a multicultural hub, home to individuals from all over the world, especially Northern Africa and the Middle East. My campus is located about 45 minutes from the Old Port, the city center where I live, and is right next to the Calanques national park. Classes are very different than UofSC so it has been a learning curve but I’m in love with my International Marketing class and International Environment and Geopolitics class. After wondering for years what I want to do with my life post grad it all came full circle for me on the first day of my International Marketing class and I now have a real direction I want to take my career in. I’ve only been in classes for three weeks and there ’ s so much I am excited to learn in class, in Marseille, and while traveling. Marseille is unlike any other city in France, it is extremely beautiful and the locals are so kind and getting to meet the other exchange students has been an experience like no other. I’ve never been in such a diverse place in my life and it is constantly full of surprises.
Although I miss all my brothers, I couldn’t have asked for a better place to spend the next four months. I’m excited to continue to grow through this experience and share all that I have gained when I return. One piece of advice I’ve kept with me is “Try one new thing each and every day”, whether it means trying different food, walking home a different way or booking a trip to a new place this small quote has pushed me to experience something each day. Whether you ’ re abroad or at UofSC I encourage everyone to try something new everyday.
Envoyer tout mon amour,
SOU Bros Abroad
This blog serves to highlight the experiences and tips that Brothers studying abroad have.