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LIVING

5 Ways to get Health Insurance in France if You’re Not a Student

If you're studying in France independently, you may have had to sign up for student health insurance. This insurance is mandatory for all students under 28 years old who are enrolled in French universities, public or private. But what if you're over 28, and you aren't able to enroll in a health plan through your […] Continue

WORKING

Need a Job in France? Apply to TAPIF as a Local Recruit

If you applied to TAPIF last spring, didn't get accepted, and ended up coming to France as a student instead, you may still be looking for a way to make ends meet while you take French classes or work towards a master's degree. If you'd like a regular job teaching English 12 hours a week […] Continue

TRAVEL

Weekend Trips: Verdun Battle Site and Cemetery

If you're interested in European history, you may want to visit Verdun in La Meuse, the site of one of the biggest and bloodiest battles of World War 1 and the impressive cemetery nearby. Only about 3 hours from Paris by train (change from the TGV to the local train in Metz or Meuse), Verdun […] Continue

BUREAUCRACY

4 Steps to Getting Reimbursed for Your Doctor’s Visit in France

If you're a student in a French university or working in France, you're automatically enrolled in the French national social security system, and you have health care coverage. Congratulations! Going to the doctor in France is not an expensive undertaking like it can be in the U.S., and while you may have to pay a […] Continue

EDUCATION

5 Things to Know about Grading in French Universities

If you're thinking about getting your master's in France, you may be concerned about whether your French is good enough to succeed in a French university. Are you going to fail out of all your classes? No. It's true that grading in France is very different from grading in the US, and students in France […] Continue

LEISURE

Jenny & François Selections: Paris Wine Bars

A friend of mine from Middlebury studied abroad in Paris last year, and her husband was in the wine business. He just posted this cool link on Facebook this afternoon. Jenny and François Selections is a wine importing business, and on their website, they not only describe the different types of restaurants where you can […] Continue

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