Despite the travel restrictions, due to the coronavirus pandemic, I was able to go to France and was very well received by my host family. I stayed in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region for six weeks, six of the most incredible weeks I've experienced. I got to visit a wide range of beautiful locations within the region, with my host family. The immersion in the language and culture was like nothing I've ever experienced before. From the second I woke up on a morning, to going to bed at night, it was total immersion in the French language and culture, with the exception of the English lessons, of course! The children were very eager to learn which undoubtedly made my task easier and they always had ideas of what they wanted to learn, which made the lessons more enjoyable for them. As a French language student at University, the immersion was something I definitely wanted to experience before my year abroad. I've now had the opportunity to experience that and I've also now made a decision as to where I'd like to spend my year abroad. Without the help of Soizick and my host family, none of this would have been possible, so, un grand merci à vous !
Katie, placed in the Rhône-Alpes region