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“You eat your hamburger like an American”

"Thanks, I guess" I responded as I sheepishly put my hamburger back down on the plate.


If there's one thing the French excel at, it is bacon-egg-cheeseburgers. While they'll very nearly break your wallet, they've also evidently developed an attached etiquette. The top bun sits a magnificent 6 inches off the plate and it's quite a mouthful. At home, I'll compress that tower 'o burger into a more manageable 2 inches and bite into it. But my friend informed that's definitely NOT how it's done as we enjoyed an afternoon at a cafe on Montorgueil, one of my favorite pedestrian streets in Paris. The steak knife by my plate was apparently not there for decoration. Consider yourself warned--use your silverware when downing hamburgers in Frahnce!

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Reagan Brown, Southeast Missouri State University

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I absolutely loved my WSA experience. I traveled to Rome over Easter Weekend and was able to do so many incredible things while I was there. We stayed at the Yellow Hostel which is kind of far from a lot of things but it was so much better than I was expecting it to be. I would definitely...

Reagan Brown, Southeast Missouri State University ~ Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spring 2016

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