Quito, Ecuador

It’s that time again. In less than 10 hours from now, I’ll be headed abroad once again. Destination: Quito, Ecuador. It might be the new year talking, but thinking back, I never really envisioned myself travelling abroad as much as I am. It may even be the best experiences of my undergraduate career. Coming into college, as a freshman I … Continue readingQuito, Ecuador

SAFRON Propulsion Solide – Bordeaux, France

About a week ago we visited several companies in Bordeaux, including Safran. Although we weren’t able to talk pictures, they did give us a guided tour of their facility. The company is a large conglomerate of many smaller companies and is a fairly new company, forming very recently in 2005, but does business all over the world reaching markets in North … Continue readingSAFRON Propulsion Solide – Bordeaux, France

Poitiers and ENSMA

About 2 weeks ago, we stayed in the city of Poitiers in western France, taking classes at the ENSEMA campus located at Futuroscope just outside of the city. Poitiers was quite different than many of cities we had visited thus far during the program. Unlike Marseille, Poitiers has much older architecture. Unlike Carcassonne, Poitiers walls were destroyed and left to … Continue readingPoitiers and ENSMA

The City on the Hill – Carcasonne

Over the past weekend, on our way back from Marseille, we had the opportunity to stop by the old medieval city of Carcassonne. Inhabited since before 300 BC, the city has some of the oldest architecture and history than any other city in France. Only an hour drive away from Toulouse, Carcassonne stands as a portal into the history of … Continue readingThe City on the Hill – Carcasonne

Airbus Tour – Toulouse, France

On Thursday we had the opportunity to visit Airbus at their Toulouse location. We were given a tour of their facilities and were guided through the process of construction and assembly at their factory. The Toulouse location does not deal specifically with the molding and construction of individual parts, but rather they deal with the final assembly, testing, and delivery … Continue readingAirbus Tour – Toulouse, France

Glimpse – Zarautz, San Sebastian, Spain

This past weekend we traveled to San Sebastian, Spain. We had the opportunity to join a surf camp while we were there and traveled to a small city, called Zarautz, west of San Sebastian. With beaches, mountains, hills, cliffs, and beautiful sunsets, this city was beautiful. This picturesque city in the mountains was the perfect escape. I recommend watching the video in … Continue readingGlimpse – Zarautz, San Sebastian, Spain

La Villa Rouge – Toulouse, France

  It’s been one hell of a week. I arrived here last Thursday night, and it’s been quite a ride since. Toulouse is a beautiful city, with great people, and the program has kicked off with a great start. Not going to lie that it hasn’t been a struggle adjusting, but it’s been an experience. So far, when we haven’t been … Continue readingLa Villa Rouge – Toulouse, France

Summer in France – Le Projet Francois

Within the next hour, I will be on one of 3 connecting flights on my way to Toulouse, France, to spend the next 6 weeks taking classes in Aerospace Engineering, acquainting myself with some of the top Aerospace firms in Europe, and learning more about French Culture. While I’m not a stranger to traveling abroad, I can’t deny that I’m … Continue readingSummer in France – Le Projet Francois