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LIVING

What kinds of contraception are readily available in France?

Having grown up in Massachusetts, where Puritan heritage is still strong and blue laws prevent us from buying alcohol on Sundays and federal holidays, I was surprised to arrive in France and see that condom dispensers are ubiquitous in subway stops and outside pharmacies. And apparently, it's totally normal to have your boyfriend or girlfriend […] Continue

WORKING

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5 Ways to Earn Money While Studying Abroad in France

Studying abroad is expensive, and even if you've saved up money and taken out a student loan, it can be difficult to balance your budget for your studies with a budget for all the traveling you want to do while you're in France. It would be great to get a job to have a bit […] 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

How to Use Federal Financial Aid to Study Abroad Independently in France

One of the advantages to coming to France with an American study abroad program is that you can use federal financial aid and a student loan package to come abroad. But study abroad programs are expensive, and you're often paying $30-$40k in home university tuition to study in a French university that costs virtually nothing. […] Continue

LEISURE

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How to Watch US Netflix and Access Location-Restricted Content in France

Liberté, égalité, fraternité or Liberty, equality, fraternity is the French national motto. If someone is going to be traveling to France, they should be prepared for a nation that highly values itself on democratic values and principles. However well this might make you feel on the inside, it might not be as helpful when you […] Continue

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