by Clare B. On Tuesday this week we took an afternoon trip to Ville Franche and went snorkeling along the coast. The weather was beautiful and the water was so clear that we got to see lots of little fish (and jellyfish too) swimming below us! We spent Thursday afternoon in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, a town close to Nice that is surrounded by water on all sides. A small restaurant was closed just for us for the night, and we took turns cooking a meal for the group, consisting of three courses: salad and quiche for the appetizer, ratatouille, chicken, and a french potato dish for the main course, as well as two types of desserts! While one group was cooking in the restaurant kitchen, the other two groups got to spend time in the water– a treat after the long, hot walk to the restaurant. Of course, when the meal was finished, we got to enjoy the food we made together, which was delicious. Electives also continued this week of course, and I managed to catch a glimpse of the drawing class in the streets of the old town of St. Laurent-Du-Var. This week, me and my roommate’s host family took us to a few family gatherings, as well as to a party at the neighbor’s house. We had so much fun and it was also interesting to meet more French children and teenagers our age. We laugh a lot at our differences, including our different pronunciations of English words–-they find our pronunciation of McDonald’s hilarious. This weekend we have two day trips that we are all looking forward to!