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Eurocentres Ambassador: Marion Dagot, San Diego

Here you can read the stories of our very first ambassador, Marion!

Chapter 4:

Looking back…

6 weeks (after finishing school I stayed on to travel around Cali) is both long and short, especially when you live 4 weeks in a city like San Diego.

When traveling, we visit a lot of places, and despite NOT feeling like the average tourist, we still are tourists…but there is nothing derogatory about that. I found the following definition of tourism that is quite pleasing and fitting:

Tourism = activity of a person who travels for pleasure, visits a region, a country, a continent other than his own, to satisfy his curiosity, his taste for adventure and discovery, his desire to enrich his experience and culture.

Personally, when I visit a city or a country, I like to see as many things as possible during the time I have at my disposal. But this trip to California is different. It is the opposite of what I normally do. I am here to take my time. Enjoy the moment. Take a walk in the city or in a park. Go to class in the morning and chill in the afternoon if I feel like it. I do not visit, I live here. It’s the big difference between traveling and living in one place.

Time flies here, I don’t want to leave …
Yet a few days ago I “graduated”. I said goodbye to my Eurocentre teachers and friends that I met here. I have said goodbye to my host family. I have experienced many strong emotions, I have met fantastic people that I will never forget. This experience with Eurocentres has been exceptional for me. I’m happy and I feel lucky to have experienced this.

After San Diego, I am taking the chance to visit San Francisco, Los Angeles and Nevada. This will be the last step before returning to France and normal life.

Watch Marion’s graduation video

 

Here you can read Marion’s previous post. Also, check out her Instagram and the beautiful pics she posted during her time in San Diego!

Dearest Marion, 

It’s been a blast having you as our ambassador and we wish you all the Best for your future! 

Lots of love,

Eurocentres