Beyond all Aix-pectation

Unlike most people, I can’t say I was particularly excited in the run-up my Year Abroad. To be honest, I never really bought into the hype of it all. As great an opportunity as it is, I was completely aware that the transition from Sheffield would not be smooth. Even when you subtract the obvious, like speaking French twenty-four seven and dealing with France’s notorious bureaucracy, there is so much to worry over.

Two months down the line, I can honestly say that it has been even more difficult than I’d imagined. That being said, I am having the time of my life. Continue reading