Summer in France

Emily Kittendorf is a Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources junior double majoring in Animal Science and Communications. During the summer of 2017, she is studying abroad in France where she will be sharing the adventures of her journey on the MSU Food blog. 

Emily with new friends in France.

A memorable experience

Posted July 21, 2017 · Summer in France While France’s history and language can be studied online and with textbooks, the culture has more depth than I had imagined or what I had prepared for.

A French pig farm

Posted June 26, 2017 · Summer in France My entire time in classes in France I had learned about dairy goats, cows, and sheep and I hadn’t seen a French pig until today, and the system’s appearance seems dramatically different than the U.S.
Emily in the kitchen.

Making your own food

Posted June 21, 2017 · Summer in France As an animal science major, I am familiar with all the products that come from various types of animals, yet the biological processes behind the creation of each product I am generally unaware of.
Muffin and fruit

A lesson in French cuisine

Posted June 14, 2017 · Summer in France Today has been a day full of food. While I started my day with the subpar French version of Frosted Flakes like I have every other morning here, the rest of the food I ate did not disappoint.
Field with animals.

Understanding differing animal sustainability practices

Posted June 8, 2017 · Summer in France Je suis américaine, and I have never been more aware of that. The differences have been major, but delving into animal sustainability issues in lecture today was a challenge for my American mind. Challenge number one was the fact that France prides itself on region-based specialties.
Emily with MSU flag

Immersing into the culture

Posted June 5, 2017 · Summer in France I’m staring at the four tan walls that surround me in my room with the shudders still closed and the blue blanket on my bed contrasting with everything, yet even 24 hours after one of the best adventures of my life, I still can’t fathom that it was real.

A learning experience

Posted June 2, 2017 · Summer in France I have officially spent a week abroad and while in the last post I recognized the differences between cultures, I have now already begun to see my personal growth.

A new adventure

Posted May 30, 2017 · Summer in France Signing up for a study abroad is obviously signing up for an adventure, however I will admit that I wasn’t planning on this big of an adventure.