Why hello there,
My name is Alexandra Brown. I'm a fourth year Commerce/Arts kid, and more importantly, I'm taking a little break from the University of Sydney to live and study in Lyon, a beautiful city in eastern France (near the Swiss border). I shall be spending the next six months studying at Université Jean-Moulin Lyon 3, improving my French, travelling around Europe, and learning how to live by myself for the first time (starting with learning how to cook and use a washing machine). My exchange begun just a few days ago, so my days are currently being spent wandering around a hot and languid Lyon (it's the peak of summer here), seeing the tourist sites, and eating gratuitous amounts of croissants and ice-cream.
I wanted to write this blog to help give readers some sort of insight into what it is actually like to be an exchange student in France. Back in 2007 when I was still in high school and researching universities to attend, I somehow stumbled upon these very same University of Sydney exchange blogs. Before I had even decided what degree to study, reading them made me decide that I wanted to go on exchange. It's taken me a while to get here, but here I am and very excited, and well I would be lying if I didn't admit to being a little scared as well.
I promise that I shall report more when my uni classes start and my proper exchange experience finally begins.