Disquaire Day (Record Store Day) 2012

Arcade Fire and St. Vincent RDS exclusives.
I've usually bought Record Store Day exclusive records every year I've gone to Coachella but since I'm studying abroad and didn't go to Coachella, this became my first year actually going to record stores on Record Store Day or Disquaire Day in France. For those who don't know about RSD, it is "the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music."

Marseille and Aix-en-Provence

Vieux-Port de Marseille
These past couple of days I got the opportunity to explore the South of France and finally get to see some sunshine (although I have to admit I'm not a fan of it). My friends and I went to Marseille not knowing much other than it has a lot of Tunisian immigrants and that you could see the whole city from the top of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde but we were pleasantly surprised at how much we ended up loving this city. Aix-en-Provence is the other city in France that you can study through CSU-IP. Its a quiet and small city-commune in the South. We met up with my boyfriend's friend who's also in the CSU-IP program and we got a lot of information about the program, so expect an upcoming post about it. I'll make a more detailed travel post this before I go off to Rouen and Rennes but first I have to share some of my pictures.


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By the way, Marseille is beautiful. I'm loving it so far.

About the CSU-IP program and MICEFA

I'm sorry about the lack of updates this month but I have been busy with school and my laptop has been experiencing problems but I'm back! I'm here to inform you about my exchange program. The exchange program which I chose to come to Paris with was CSU-IP (California State University International Programs) which unfortunately is only available for CSU's hence the name. The program offers the opportunity to study abroad in various countries in Europe, Asia, and even Africa but the program which I will be telling you about is their Paris program.