On June 11, 2016, I woke up around 9:00AM and made my way over to the Cluny town square to meet up with some of my classmates and to purchase a few items in the market held there every Saturday. The remainder of the day was free, so I went back to the hostel in the morning and worked on my final projects and daily log until around 2:00 PM. After that, I again walked to the town center to hear some live music and enjoy a cool drink at a café. About an hour and a half later I made my way back to the hostel (grabbing a baguette along the way), and then made myself a sandwich and a bowl of cereal (with fresh, unpasteurized milk) for lunch. After laying out in the sunny, grassy field at the hostel for a while, I went inside and added a few details to my final projects. Then I decided to go out for a run on the local walking path called the voie vert.
On June 12, 2016 (the last full day of our study abroad program), I woke up around 9:00 AM and looked over my final presentations. Then I went down to the classroom to chill the wine and warm the cheese that would be used for my presentation at 2:00 PM. Soon enough, the time arrived to give our presentations. The diversity of the cheeses and wines presented were quite staggering, and I thought that overall we did quite a good job of matching our cheeses to suitable wines. With the stress of presentations behind us, we put on some music and relaxed for the remainder of the afternoon.
On June 13, 2016, We woke up early to catch a bus to the TGV station in the nearby town of Mâcon. Once there, we said farewell to Dr. Haggblom and boarded a train to Gare de Lyon in Paris as a group. Once in Gare de Lyon, I again said farewell (this time to my fellow students) before returning to the home of a family friend in the 17th arrondisement in Paris. Later that evening I traveled to Orly to catch a plane to Prague in the Czech Republic, where I stayed with my cousin for 4 days. While I was there, I visited many of the historic sites of the city, traveling almost everywhere by foot. When I returned to Paris, I again met up with my family friends in the 17th arrondisement and stayed with them for the remaining week before my voyage home on the 25th of June.