One Step Closer…

The Eurail pass has been purchased, hostels have been booked, and an official itinerary has been distributed. Our trip is right around the corner, and I’m still having a hard time picturing myself over there… We’ll visit 5 countries and 7 cities (in this order) in 4 weeks: 1. Paris, France 2. Barcelona, Spain 3. Munich, Germany 4. Florence, Italy 5. Rome, Italy 6. London, England, and 7. Nice, France. Our class will visit multiple companies in France and Germany to gain a better understanding of how European businesses operate. While in Paris, our class will visit Schneider Electric, a world leader in Power and Control solutions. To add some icing to the cake, Schneider Electric also owns TAC, the company I work for in Dallas. This will be a meaningful experience for me, and the office visit that I am looking forward to the most.

I have the next month and a half off of work to focus on school and classes started today. We’ll have 2 weeks of classes at UNT to get a majority of the class work out of the way and we’ll spend about 4 hours a day, Monday-Thursday, in class while we are in Europe.

While in Paris, we’ll be studying at Schiller International University and we’ll be staying at:
Hotel Courcelles Etoile
184 rue de Courcelles
75017 Paris
France
Phone: +33 (0) 1 47 63 65 30
Fax: +33 (0) 1 46 22 49 44

While in Munich, we’ll be staying at:

A&O Hotel and Hostel München
Arnulfstraße 102
80636 Munich
Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 89 45 23 59 58 01
Fax: +49 (0) 89 45 23 59 – 58 90

I’ve downloaded some French Survival Phrases podcasts, but I haven’t made time to listen to them. I should probably jump on that.
That’s all I’ve got for today.

à la prochaine (Until next time.)

Note: In French, one very common way to construct a parting phrase is to start with the article “à” (“until”) and follow it with a future moment in time. This ranges from the general to the specific. These are rather perfunctory and can be used in formal and informal contexts, unless otherwise noted.
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