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  • Posted April 25, 2011 by
    Hi all, it is Stella, writing to you from the warm (but rainy) city of Rouen, France. I’ve been living in France since camp ended, studying french history at a university in Northern France. Sometimes it can get a little overwhelming living and going to school in a different culture and language, but it gets better and better every day! Thankfully I’m living in an area famous for its dairy products which has meant a NEVERending amount of cheese (there are over 600 kinds in France). I also live with a host family here, an experience which has been helping me to learn a lot about French culture! My host family happens to love beekeeping, so I’ve been learning about how to become a beekeeper myself. Future profession if French doesn’t work out?
    Other than living in France, I recently traveled to Africa with my university and lived with a Senegalese family for a bit. This experience really opened my eyes to a new culture and value system, but also a lot of problems faced by this developing country. Now, back in France, I have the opportunity to work at a food shelf/soup kitchen that gives food to many African immigrants living in the innercity of Rouen. I’m so glad that I have this chance to meet, talk to, and help out all kinds of people, each with their own story!
    Anyways, I hope everyone is having a great year, I can’t wait see everyone back at camp 🙂
    Love,
    Stella
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