First Goodbyes

I doubt anyone was expecting how quickly that month of class would pass. But while I’ll be here for another 9 months (at least), others have already left to go back to their families and professional lives. There’s no way I could adequately sum up just how much I’ve enjoyed these last few weeks, but a lot of it has to do with the pleasure of meeting and befriending such a diverse and talented group of people.

These last few days, then, have been dedicated to last dinners, drinks, shopping excursions, etc. before everyone heads off. After the picnic on Sunday, we spent an idyllic afternoon biking along the Seine from the Eiffel Tower toward the city center, where we dismounted and strolled around the Notre Dame and Saint Chapelle area.

It still feels a little sad now, but I’m looking forward to the day when I might be able to visit these new friends in their home countries.