It’s Monday morning at UNESCO and the building is buzzing with energy. In addition to being the International Year of Indigenous Languages (which has primarily been my area of focus since arriving), according to the United Nations, it is also the International Year of the Periodic Table. The launch of both are happening today here … Continue reading The 150th anniversary of the periodic table & an international dance battle
I am getting used to Paris. Don’t get me wrong, I still snap a picture almost every time I see the Eiffel Tower, and wander around my neighborhood in the evenings just to listen. The magic is not lost on me. But as I type this letter to you on the French keyboard in my … Continue reading Mastering the French keyboard
I decided to apply to work in Paris on a whim, the same way I’ve made most of my best decisions. I was made aware of the application on a Thursday afternoon in October. Twenty minutes later I called my parents to tell them I’d decided to apply, and submitted my application on Monday morning. … Continue reading January blue skies
I’m writing to you from my desk at UNESCO in between assignments, late into my first week of work. I’m exhausted in the best way! This first week of work has been full of introductions and tours and technical problems and awkward laughs after cultural miscommunications. I’m learning every minute. My placement is in UNESCO’s … Continue reading My first week at UNESCO
I have been living in Paris for a little more than one week and I love it so far. I’ve been writing pages and pages in my journal each night and it occurred to me that some of you (my mom, at least) would like to know more about my life here! So I’ve decided … Continue reading Getting settled in Paris: The apartment I found on Facebook is not a scam!