Coming study in France with the FAME program was such an opportunity : it was a great experience of another culture and language. I hope to go on studying French language.
However I think we couldn’t have attended scientific courses in French, hopefully our courses were taught by French professors fluent in English.
During the weekends we could visit Paris and other French cities. One of my best memories is when we went in Normandy : we found no public transportation on Easter Monday so we rented bicycles and biked 30 kilometres to reach Omaha Beach !
In France I have experienced a different pace of life, more relax than in the US. I will miss French wine, cheese and the famous “baguette” bread.