Amicable Angoulême

Vue panoramique sur le musée (Angoulême) by Jean-Louis Zimmermann

This article was written by Global Graduates, published on 15th February 2010 and has been read 16212 times.

Angoulême, France - humble, picturesque, convivial, typical, sunny  There was very little to do in Angoulême itself, but people were gregarious so it made it quite easy to socialise.  As a teaching assistant I had lots of free time and holidays so many chances to travel - I visited Paris, La Rochelle, Bordeaux and Poitiers.  Make sure you throw yourself into it, make lots of plans, and accept offers outside of your comfort zone. Don't worry too much, any problems you have can be solved as you have so many people supporting you and looking out for you, here and back at home!

Useful local words: 'Chépa', 'chut!', 'franchement'.

What not to pack: Unnecessary toiletries - you can get more choice and better ones in France!

What to pack: A useful phrasebook, some photos of back home to show students and have as a reminder of home.

Couldn't have done without: My student card!

Word of advice: Make sure you make the most of it by taking on different challenges and immersing yourself in the culture (societies etc...).

CD, English and French, Queen’s University, Belfast

 

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