Ready to go! :D

After having a great Christmas send-off to say goodbye to family and friends, I’m finally packed and ready to fly out for my semester abroad. Right now I have a lot of mixed feelings, thankfully however I won’t be travelling alone – this last semester I’ve made an amazing friend in an international student at Flinders who spent Christmas with us and who I was able to organise to fly over with. Although she isn’t from the university I’ll be studying at, it’s a huge comfort already having a contact, and friend, only a train-ride away.

As nervous as I am for the trip, I’m twice as excited for the flood of experiences, people and culture that I’ll be hit with over the next 7 months. I’m also looking forward to the exposure and practice I’ll have of the language and will hopefully come away with new skills and a higher proficiency in French.

All in all, I can’t wait to get to France and begin this next chapter of life!

Karl Pahl-Duffy, a Bachelor of Languages/Bachelor of Arts/Diploma in Language student, Semester 1 2016 exchange at University of Tours, France

Karl at a Christmas party getting ready to leave for France
Karl getting ready to leave for France
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