Having a Boule with P├ętanque

"Peh-what?" I inquired. The metal balls lying on the crisp green grass reminded me of an outdoor game that I used to play as a child, bocce ball.

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No Bones About It

My first doctor's visit in Perpignan, and my first experience with a physician outside the United States, was an eye-opening adventure. There was no receptionist, appointment, nurse or insurance, and certainly no forms to fill out.

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Southern Belle in Traffic Hell

In the American South where I live, the residents drive haphazardly, so I thought I knew something about distracted drivers.

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About Kristin O'Brien

Kristin is a rising senior at the University of Alabama majoring in Telecommunication and Film. She has interned with various television stations such as WLWT in Cincinnati, Ohio, and WVUA in Tuscaloosa, Ala. After graduation she hopes to attend graduate school and to pursue a career in broadcast news.

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About the Program

Fifteen college students from the U.S. and Canada are producing multimedia journalism and learning French in Perpignan. To learn more, read a welcome letter from program director Rachele Kanigel, and meet the faculty.