Daily Archives: January 14, 2018

Weekend Student Reflection

Each day, students will share some aspect of their time in France. Here, Lilli A. talks about her weekend with her host family.


Lilli shares:

I had such an amazing time with my host family on Saturday. First we ate breakfast which for me was pancakes and Nutella (which I love) and then for lunch had a special dessert called Galette which is a traditional French dish. After lunch my host family decided to make this day the designated shopping day so the itinerary was to go to Ikea and then the mall.

This was my first time going to Ikea so when I actually went inside, I was amazed at how cool it looked. I wish I could’ve stayed there forever and looked at all of the sample rooms. After going to Ikea we went shopping in the center of Rennes and went to Pull and Bear, H&M, Kiko, and Bershka. I ended up only buying red lip gloss from Kiko, but we still had a fun time looking at all of the clothing together.

Afterwards, we decided to go to a cute store filled with stationaries, journals, candles, and other items that I loved and I ended up buying a journal that I can now write all of my experiences in. Overall, I had a great time this weekend and got to see Rennes in a totally different perspective.

Weekend Student Reflection

Each day, students will share some aspect of their time in France. Here, Dani Z. talks about her weekend with her host family.


Dani shares:

It was an amazing weekend in Rennes with my host sister. On Friday night we went bowling with some of the other french girls that had students from Porters and afterwards we went to McDonalds for dinner.

Friday night bowling

I had such an amazing time getting to know the other french girls and being able to practice my french. On Saturday night I went out to dinner with my host sister’s family to celebrate her grandmother’s birthday.

new friends

I had the chance to meet some of her cousins, uncles and aunts. It was so much fun! Today I visited  St. Malo which is a fortified city north of Rennes with my host family.

We walked around the beautiful city and went to a crêperie for lunch. Afterwards we bought some fruits de mer to eat for dinner tonight. I really enjoyed spending time with my host sister and her family.

Saint-Malo