We have been living in the south of France (for the most part) since 2008. We began the the journey when we decide to study overseas for a year like many students do in their junior year in college. We attended Montpellier Université (Paul Valéry Université) in Montpellier, six miles from the Mediterranean. A chronological account of this time is contained in the links at the right. Our decision to attend school in Montpellier flowed naturally from two previous visits here, one in 2007 and the other in 2005. At the end of our 2007 stay, we summarized why we chose France and Montpellier rather than another country and city. Hence, our first entry at that time was, "Why Montpellier?" We have continued to write something from time to time.

The links under the heading of France 2007 describe our 2.5 month stay in the south of France in 2007.