Noah does research about Grenoble

Noah does research about Grenoble

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I recently discovered that two families are willing to host me and fortunately they both live in rural areas. Both are families of five, although one family has two daughters and a son, while the other has two sons and a daughter. I was able to see a picture of their homes using Google Maps and they appear to be quite nice. I’m very excited for my trip, and am hoping I will be able to overcome the language barrier.

Five weeks in France may seem like a long time, but I’m assuming it will fly by. I am not quite sure what to expect, but I know the experience will be completely different from my life now and I’m hoping to leave the program with a much better knowledge of not only the French language, but the culture as well. I will be staying outside of the city of Grenoble, which is located in the French Alps.

I am very glad I was selected to stay in a rural community because the environment setting and climate there is drastically different from where I currently live in West Palm Beach, Florida. Both families have pets, which is exciting because I have four of my own and have grown accustomed to their company.

I leave for France in mid June, soon after I get out of school, and am excited for a change in lifestyle. I am very curious about what type of food I will be eating and what I will do on a day-to- day basis. I intend to begin researching the area I’m visiting to see what it has to offer and find various activities that I may want to participate in when I’m there.

Overall, I’m eager to leavefor France to explore a new country and learn a new language. I can only imagine the progress I will make.

Some interesting things you may not know about the French Alps:

1. In total the Alps cover a distance of 1,200 kilometers and cross through eight countries!

2. Grenoble, where I am staying, is one of the largest cities located on the Alps.

3. Grenoble is the hydroelectric center of France and has an important-nuclear research center.

4. It was the site of the 1968 winter Olympics due to its mountainous location.

5. The Isère River divides the city into an older and newer district.