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LIVING

7 Travel Accessories You Definitely Need for Studying Abroad in France

Traveling abroad for an extended length of time can be challenging. Not just because you're away from home, and in a new country, and speaking a new language, and all that jazz, but because you only have one suitcase and you can't bring all of your shoes! Whether you're studying abroad for a semester or […] Continue

WORKING

Do Language Assistants Have to Pay Student Social Security?

A question I get a lot from students coming to France is whether or not you REALLY have to pay social security twice. If you're coming to France both as a student in a master's program AND a language assistant (TAPIF), it doesn't really make sense that you have to pay for coverage both as […] 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

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What to Expect from Your OFII Medical Visit in France

A few months after you arrive in France, you'll get a letter from the Office Français de l'Immigration et de l'Intégration, or OFII, making an appointment for you to come in for your OFII medical visit. Once you get this letter, stating the date and time for your medical visit, clear your calendar for that […] Continue

EDUCATION

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6 Tips for Preparing for A Study Abroad Program in France

There are so many study abroad programs in France, you don't know what to do. You've dreamed of waking up in the City of Lights, with a view of the Eiffel Tower from your bedroom. And now, you're ready to make it happen. But before you jump into any study abroad program that will get […] Continue

LEISURE

Free Concerts at Radio France

  If you're looking for something to do on almost any day of the week, you can check out the free concerts at Radio France in the 16th arrondissement. Whenever the radio station is recording, they offer all available tickets to the public for free, and all you have to do to benefit is to […] Continue