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Hello! Or should I say, Bonjour now that I have just landed in Paris.

My name is Eileen Kim, and welcome to my blog!

Picture of Eiffel Tower from Summer 2016

This blog will be a record of my time abroad at …. drum roll please…. Sciences Po, Paris, for the academic year of 2017-2018. As a part of Global Blogger Scholarship, I had received from UCLA IEO Office, I will be blogging throughout my first half of French year on this blog. (Yay! Get to brag, AND get paid to do so; what can be better than that?)

As a student majoring in Sciences Po and Global Studies, Sciences Po, Paris, has been a school of my dreams ever since I knew about it. Though this school’s name may be unfamiliar to many of you, it is one of the most recognized and celebrated college in France with the most impressive list of alumni (7 out of 8 most recent French presidents once studied here, including newly elected President Macron!!!).

To study abroad in and out itself was such a dream to me, but to study abroad at THE Sciences Po? Shut Up (Shout out to all my fellow Princess Diary fans <3) Just for this I chose to go 5th year and postponed my graduation by a year. And I do not regret this decision even a bit.

My blog will not be about how to start on UCEAP application and prep what when, etc. etc. We the Bruins already have access to the most considerate and informative staff at study abroad office, so I highly doubt I will ever be more helpful than those amazing people who helped me get here in Paris today. Instead, my blog will be more about my time at Sciences Po and at Paris in general.

Welcome Programme Catalogue from Sciences Po

Please stick through as I complete my journey in France, and I hope this blog finds you entertaining as well as informative. If you have any questions or concerns about going to/living in Paris feel free to hit me up! I will get back to you ASAP

I will be uploading my first real post in few minutes about Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, so please stick around!

Until I see you next, Au Revoir!



Eileen Kim studied abroad in Paris, France in 2017: