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Help Twenty in Paris Become the Best Paris Study Abroad Website

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Over the past few months, I have received some great feedback from many of you regarding the Twenty in Paris website. I haven’t forgotten about your recommendations, in fact, I really want to tailor this site to your expectations and needs. Your tips have really been a great start but to really make Twenty in Paris the best Paris study abroad site, I need to find out some more information from you. This is your chance to have hands-on input to really make this website what you want it to be so that it can best help you prepare for the amazing journey that is living and studying in Paris at the age of 20. So how can your opinion be heard? Fill out the 10 question survey below. You can complete the survey anonymously but readers who sign up for the Twenty in Paris newsletter on the survey (it’s the “Subscribe” box in the right hand side) will be entered in to win a chance for a free copy of Twenty in Paris: A Young American Perspective of Studying Abroad in Paris + the 2 decorative Paris papers below- a great way to dress up your dorm room for FREE!

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***Decorative Papers are 27.5″ (Width) x 19.5″ (Height) – perfect for framing, using as a desk liner, a window shade decoration or even a lamp shade pattern.



Merci bcp!


Happy Birthday Twenty in Paris!

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It’s hard to believe that 1 year ago, Twenty in Paris: A Young American Perspective of Studying Abroad in Paris, was published! It has been a whirlwind 12 months (in a good way) where I have had the privilege of meeting great students (and even featuring their study abroad stories) and companies. I would like to thank everyone who has been a part of Twenty in Paris and The Paris Diaries as well to you! I don’t have much more to say other than I look forward to another year together to better prepare students for the experience of studying abroad in Paris. Vive Twenty in Paris !


Sneak Peek at Up-coming Posts

Bonjour mes amis,

I’m sorry I didn’t have a post for you hier. I went to a crazy French flechettes soirée Thursday night and I didn’t get home until real late which means that my old lady butt was not waking up at 5am as usual on Friday morning. But just in case you were wondering, if we ever cross paths at Sherlocks Pub in Addison, TX, I am a mean dart player so be prepared to bring your best game  :)

280px-Darts_in_a_dartboard(Fléchettes dans une cible (darts on a target / dart board) by fr.wikipedia.org)

Besides honing my French and dart skills, I am also working on 2 new posts to be featured real soon. Here’s a sneak peek:

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10 ways studying abroad prepares you for real life

Studying abroad is not just a one-time thing you did in college. It’s an experience that will impact your entire life- personal and professional. We’ll discuss what those things are and how they’ll make their impact. Stay tuned to find out.


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Selling Reality: Why do people like to buy the idea of dreams?

As a culture, Americans love to buy the idea of dreams. But should study abroad ever be marketed the same way as Hollywood movies? I don’t think so. There is a difference between reality and fantasy and we’ll delve into our fascination with fantasy and how there is a growing trend for to buy reality, especially with the study abroad experience. Check back to find out more in this post.

What’s trending on Twenty in Paris?

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These are the most unique and diverse search teams that I have ever seen. Let’s give a woohoo to the introverts who want to study abroad!

Don’t forget! The Twenty in Paris  “How to pack for studying abroad” video series is going to début very soon. I’ll also be having some familiar faces come back with guest posts. So lots is going on and if you didn’t check them out already, here’s 2 guests posts I did recently on The Study Abroad Guru and GoAbroad.com. For the GoAbroad site (image below) the post is the column on the right with the red building titled “How to Study Abroad in Paris.”
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Bon weekend – Andrea