New Friends In My New Life

Cahner Olson is a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an ISA Featured Photo Blogger. Cahner is studying abroad with ISA in Paris, France.

The friends I’ve met while studying abroad in Paris might just be my favorite part of this whole experience. We come from everywhere from Vermont to California and even down to Colombia. These friends are my rocks. They are the ones who understand what it’s like being away from home for four months, the ones I am travelling around Europe with, and most importantly, these are friends I know I’m going to have the rest of my life. Let’s meet them!


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This is my roommate, Elle. I’m not sure how they did it, but ISA paired us up perfectly. Elle is pretty much the greatest person you will ever meet. She likes to leave candy or cookies on my desk for me to find when I get home, and we can just sit in each others rooms for hours at night just talking.


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This is my friend Morgan, from Arizona. Morgan is one of the craziest people I’ve met, but that’s why I love being friends with her! Our days together are spent dancing in the metro, exploring parts of Paris we’ve never been to, and trying different ethnic foods.


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Cat (left) is from Colorado and Emily (right) is from Vermont. These are the first two people I met in ISA and I am SO happy I did. this photo was taken on a recent trip to Annecy, France!


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This was one of our first group pictures we took. Also in this photo is Luis, from California, and Andres, from Colombia.


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I’m thankful everyday that I’ve found such a great group of friends. I have met so many more people than those pictured here, but if I showed you EVERYBODY you would be reading an extremely long blog post!

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