This past month in Paris has been amazing! I have learned so much about the planning and history of Paris. I feel like I mastered the metro system and can get anywhere with it, although once I’m on the street I’m not quite as skilled with some of the smaller streets. I now know more of Paris now than Washington D.C., which is close to where I live, but I don’t frequently go anywhere outside of the National Mall. Before this trip, I found the idea of traveling alone nerve-racking, but now feel more confident about doing so. I am so grateful to Professor Smith and everyone else on the trip for a great experience and many, many memories!