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Those of us in France right now: How are you dealing with the… 
21st-Nov-2007 12:14 am
Those of us in France right now: How are you dealing with the strikes?

I would be fine with just a transportation strike. That's easy to deal with. But the other thing that's crippling me personally is the student strikes. I'm a foreign student at University of Paris 8, Saint-Denis, and the students there have been on strike since Monday last week. While I understand the reason for these student strikes (and would possibly be in support of them if I was born French), I'm feeling a bit cheated because I haven't had any classes for a week and a half now and it's in those classes that I was learning the most French. Most likely I'll return home at the end of this semester without any credits as well. So frustrating

So let's share some stories, opinions, and straight out rants if you feel like it. I'd be interested to hear other people's stories.
26th-Nov-2007 05:47 am (UTC)
Beautiful, laurent!

I was studying abroad during the CPE events and my university suggested that we steer clear of protests. We certainly weren't forbidden to do anything... Two of my fellow students got pregnant or got someone pregnant while they were aboad with me, and several of them smoked pot. The university really doesn't give a shit what you do as long as it doesn't affect them negatively. The year before, a student from my university got his picture on the front page of L'Auvernat while taking part in a manifestation. I really wish I was in France right now... I'm jealous! I can only hope that I can experience it again when I'm in France next year :)
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