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LIVING

Warning: Don’t Sign a Lease Without Getting These 7 Things From Your Landlord

When you move into an apartment in Paris, you want to be sure that you’re avoiding scams and renting from someone trustworthy. You also want to be fully informed of all of the costs of your future apartment, so you don’t end up paying more than you expect or end up ineligible for CAF due […] Continue

WORKING

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Get an Assistant Visa to do TAPIF

From what I've heard so far this year, TAPIF (the Teaching Assistant Program in France) is swearing up and down that you're not allowed to be an assistant if you don't have an assistant visa. What they really mean is that they don't want you coming to France as a student and then working 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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Studying Creative Industries at Paris 8 – Interview with Eliza

In this week's video, we're going to interview Eliza, who came to the Université de Paris 8 to do a master's degree in Creative Industries, with a focus in web and art, and she now works for a French company doing PR for a health food company. Eliza is Canadian, but struggled with some of the […] Continue

LEISURE

What to Do During Your Free Time as an Assistant in France

Do you always do whatever it takes to stay busy?  Yet, whenever you have time on your hands, you get bored?   When boredom sets in, you feel like your very existence is futile, and, much like in the Myth of Sisyphus, you roll your own stone endlessly.  Maybe you’ve already decided to go to […] Continue

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