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LIVING

New in 2013! Solve Your France Problems For Free at Paris Unraveled Office Hours

Whether it's knowing how to get a social security number or sign up as an autoentrepreneur, or trying to figure out which préfecture to go to for a récipissé, every foreigner in France has trouble figuring out what paperwork to do at some point, even if they're fluent in French. And every day, I get […] Continue

WORKING

Why do I have to Write a Rapport de Stage for My Internship?

If you're required to complete an internship in France as part of your degree program (or if you're doing an internship here while enrolled in a school outside of France), you'll probably required to write a 'rapport de stage', or internship report, to get credit for your work experience. The Rapport de Stage is a […] 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

How to Exchange Your Foreign Driver’s Licence for a French Licence in 5 Easy Steps

If you're thinking about staying in France for any length of time, you may want to consider exchanging your driver's licence for a French driver's licence. Doing so within the first year of your arrival in France will mean that the process is much easier (well, easy for France, anyway!) and will not require you […] Continue

EDUCATION

Warning: Make sure you meet the student visa requirements for France

Whether you're coming to France for a semester in an American program, or coming independently for a year or more, you'll need to get a long stay visa at your local French consulate several weeks before you leave. Visa appointments at all consulates must be made online several weeks in advance, meaning you should plan ahead. The visa […] 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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