Through Inés’ eyes: Visiting French student shares her impressions of NW Florida

Published: Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 04:51 PM.

You are lucky, because you can drive at 16 years old. In France, we can pass our driver's license at 18 years old, but we can drive with our parents at 16 years old.

Also, we can drink at 18 years old, and here it's only at 21 years old.

I have visited Crestview High School, and it was really different. Here it is very cool! You give a lot of importance to sports, and you have teams and the school colors have to be defended.

In France, we haven't teams or school colors, as the French Academy wants (academic) results.

We have a collective sport in the towns, but I think it's too bad not to have teams like you have. It gives a more attractive side to school, I think. After class it is fun because you have student groups and clubs, but in French schools, we haven't any.

Now in terms of insurance, when you go to your dentist or your doctor, sometimes you pay the whole price (if you have no insurance). In France, we have the social security, paid in our taxes; and with this we don’t pay all the price.

My visit to Crestview and Niceville was a very good experience, and I hope you will have the opportunity to live an adventure like this at least one time in my country.

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