Thanks for all of the answers. You are very helpful! The more you tell me, the better it sounds!
I can think of a few more...
You said, "There were about seven or eight different professors who commuted to our facility to teach."
So, they come from a local university? I assume they teach in English?
You mentioned you had 5 years of French beforehand (similar to my daughter). I am assuming the French class was some "advanced" level course. Did you find it challenging given your previous experience?