Happy Fourth of July!
Today students started their day with a years worth of cultural celebrations packed into
half an hour, getting a glimpse of some cultural festivities that are celebrated in France
and French speaking countries, including a count down to the New Year, masks for
Fat Tuesday, a relaxing celebration of International Worker’s Day (May 1st), a quick look
at the rapidly approaching Bastille Day, and more.
After another jam packed day of classes and activities, it was finally time to celebrate the
holiday most worth mentioning, the Fourth of July! The heat wave was finally a thing of the
past and our Acadamie Francaise was left with some of the most beautiful weather we
could have asked for as we got on the bus to head to a nearby fireworks display, which
did not disappoint. After a marvelous show and breathtaking finale, we headed back to the
residence halls, with the students filled with joy from a wonderfully fun celebration, yet
ready for the comfort of sleep after another day of immersion, studying, and learning.
-Nolan Powers, French Residential Advisor