My school in Aix doesn't have much of a “campus” in the traditional sense. Our classes are held in buildings that are just a block or two away from each other - unless you go to Marschutz, then that’s a whole different story. Our classrooms are full of natural light, courtesy of those famous French windows, and the class size is small but it allows for a more intimate and in-depth learning experience.
What I love the most about school here is that we get to draw on our experiences outside of the classroom. Our teachers ask us to look outside and let our time here in Aix be as enriching as possible. Many of my teachers have taken us on excursions to places as simple as the cafe down the street to St. Paul de Vence, a beautiful hillside town where you can find never before-seen Picasso’s, Miro’s, Cézanne's, and even the grave of Marc Chagall.
My campus is the streets of Aix where I roam and wind through to find a corner I have’t seen yet, a new menu to read for some new vocab to learn. My classmates and teachers are the people of Aix, who teach me different customs and help improve my French. Studying abroad with CEA makes all of Europe into my campus.
Aileen Curley is the Spring 2016 CEA MOJO Photographer in Aix-en-Provence, France. She is currently a sophomore at University of Pittsburgh.
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