26 01 2013

My French Quest

 

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In May of 2006, during a vacation in Paris, I saw Université de Paris, La Sorbonne for the first time. This 13th century, prestigious center of intelligence and culture is known all over the world and I was anxious to visit. There was only one problem. The guard at the door would not allow my friend or I to enter; only students are allowed.  I explained that I just wanted to look around and buy a T-shirt at the bookstore.  No, only students are allowed he repeated.  I told my friend that one day I would be back as a student and would THEN be allowed inside those hallowed doors!

Six years later and countless hours of studying French, I was awarded a graduate Internship by University of Texas, El Paso, to study at La Sorbonne in Paris.  As part of their Cours de Civilisation Francaise, I was…

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