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From left to right:

Guide EmilieGuide VincentGuide SophieProf. TurkMelissaElizabethAlinaKoyel


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And, of course, a big thank you to all who made this trip possible:

Professor Turk, our fearless leader through the snow

Our guides, for their wealth of knoweldge and warm personalities

Alison Howard-Yilmaz, for her behind-the-scenes support

The hospitable staff of l'Hôtel Jeanne d'Arc, for a home away from home

MIT Foreign Languages and Literature Department, for teaching us French in the first place

The generous donors, to whom we owe a wonderful two weeks in Paris!