JWU Student Blogs

Ready to Run the Family Bakery: Boulangerie St.  Antoine

I was born and raised in Brockton, Massachusetts, and spent much of my time in a small, traditional Haitian bakery, Boulangerie Street Antoine, owned by my parents. They started the business 22 years ago, right around the time I was born. My mother, with just a high school diploma, and my father, with an associate degree that he earned in Haiti, gave it their all from the start and are still running a successful business to this day.

Topics: Culinary Arts Providence Baking & Pastry Arts

Ally Conquers France: JWU Study Abroad

Ally Van Roosen traveled to France as a part of the JWU French Baking & Pastry at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie (ENSP) program. In Europe, Ally not only discovered beauty & friendships, she discovered more of herself.

Topics: Study Abroad Baking & Pastry Arts

Rose-Tinted Glasses: Samantha Riley Savors Studying Abroad In Ireland

At this point, I have surpassed two weeks of calling Ireland home and am well on the way to becoming acclimated to life in Galway. The rose-tinted glasses though, are still perfectly situated atop my nose, giving me an unobstructed view of my surroundings. Around town I still wander wide-eyed and bushy tailed about even the most minuscule of instances.

Topics: Study Abroad Advertising & Marketing Providence Baking & Pastry Arts