Every single summer in the past, I have done internships or worked jobs that were productive for my future career. But this summer, I decided to do something that was fun, just for me. I joined the UC Davis “Americans In Paris” comparative literature study abroad program, and I am now going to be living in an apartment, 3 blocks away from a gorgeous view of the Eiffel Tower sitting above the Seine (see the picture below) for the next month. Sure it includes taking classes but… there’ll be plenty of time for adventure. Our professor’s assignments are all about getting to know Paris deeply and personally, which just sounds like fun to me. We’ll see how it goes!