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IUT Paul Sabatier
Toulouse
43.5657, 1.45923
France
Topic My experience during my stay abroad in Toulouse
Description

What caught my attention in Toulouse is the kindness of all people.

I’ll start with when I arrived in Toulouse. The man that welcomed me in my residence was very friendly, he was really interested and although it was 3 p.m. and he hadn’t eaten lunch yet, he stayed friendly. In addition to that it was 34°C that day and looking back to that the man did a great job.

Once I was in my shared apartment, I met Romain, my roommate who wasn’t the most social person on earth, but was still very friendly. After a week he even asked if I needed to get some heavy things, I could use his car.

Going to school was a nice experience as well. The first day everyone was just so friendly, this stayed the same over the semester except for Mondays, but that I can understand. In group works the French students really helped me, if I didn’t understand they explained it another time, with other words. Because they were kind I felt more comfortable and speaking French went way better. I experienced when I had to talk to a severe teacher or student, I couldn’t find the words as easily as when I felt comfortable.

Moving on the other Erasmus students. I really met some nice people here. With the Erasmus students we spoke French all the time which I really liked, because I wanted to improve my French.

Last but not least are the inhabitants of Toulouse. Another reason why I had a great time here. Almost everyone is super friendly here. Bus, train, taxi drivers, social workers (in musea,…) they will all say hello and goodbye and even have a conversation with you. This almost never happens in Belgium and I really think it’s a pity because talking with people really makes you happy. Maybe it’s just something in the south, but I really like it and I would wish that people in northern countries would be more like this.


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