Lifelong Learning Abroad

Paris' Dirty Little Secret

Paris' Dirty Little Secret
From the outside looking in, Picard looks like some kind of laboratory. Peer through the windows and all there is to see is a white interior space ...

What a World Cup Victory Looks Like

What a World Cup Victory Looks Like
How do you describe what a World Cup victory looks like? I can only describe what I lived today, and it included an abundance of blue, white and re...

It’s Not Called Bastille Day

It’s Not Called Bastille Day
It took me a while to figure out that the French do not say Bastille Day, nor even Fete de la Bastille. The French just looked at me blankly, wait...

A Travel Memory, by Jean Marie Welch

A Travel Memory, by Jean Marie Welch
Introduction_ Jean Marie Welch bubbles with enthusiasm and smiles all the time. She was my high school French teacher and she taught much more than...

Half a Bay Leaf and How I Finally Learned To Cook

Half a Bay Leaf and How I Finally Learned To Cook
 I learned to cook out of necessity. I am always hungry and I like to eat good food. I always thought cookbooks should have pictures, those words n...

Parlez-vous English? Aka, meeting people in Paris

Parlez-vous English? Aka, meeting people in Paris
English is no longer a secret language in Paris. Not so long ago, you could talk about the French right under their long aquiline noses.   Gone ar...

Call Me Before the Match, Or Next Week.

Call Me Before the Match, Or Next Week.

What game? The World Cup games. The whole world plays for this trophy, and everyone wants it. Earlier today The Game was France VS. Uruguay. The French won - and then the French went crazy. The French team, Les Bleus, move closer towards winning the World Cup.

Guest Writer / Fx on Delacroix

Today we feature another Paris writer and fan of Lifelong Learning Abroad.  Her name is Frances Guerin and here she shares her thoughts with us abo...

Why?

I created Lifelong Learning Abroad because I want everybody to study abroad. It was the most satisfying growth experience of my life. Challenging. ...

Being Inside the Klimt Show

Being Inside the Klimt Show
This is not a traditional gallery show; this is not your usual museum walk. You do not pick and choose what you see, skipping the later years, or l...

An Opera Fuoco West Side Story in Paris

An Opera Fuoco West Side Story in Paris
David Stern's Opera Fuoco presents West Side Story at the Bal Blomet.  Lifelong Learning Abroad enjoys the show, remembers that music is forever relevant, and that we need to keep moving.

Guest Writer - Sara Somers,

Guest Writer - Sara Somers,
Sara Somers, a writer and walker, tells us about her adventures in Paris.  I especially admire her commitment to lifelong learning.  She continues...