Scavenger Hunt

2 hours | 9 clues

The students at the University of Bordeaux, MATMECA college lead us American students on a scavenger hunt within the city of Bordeaux. They gave us clues about certain monuments and we had to figure out what the tourist attraction or monument was, then take them there. Our resources were limited to a paper map and Bordeaux citizens.

This activity was a really good “starter session” for living and/or working in a foreign country. In reality you may not always have access to internet, or a native who speaks English. If you don’t know whether or not you will be able to adapt and thrive in these circumstances, then this scavenger hunt is for you. You also have the chance to get more familiar with the public transportation system, which is essential in a city like Bordeaux.

By Nicole Criner