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LIVING

5 Reasons to Ignore Conventional Advice and Make Expat Friends In France

When you come to study abroad in France, you'll probably hear a lot about how important it is to immerse yourself in French culture, speak only in French, and make friends with French people so you can learn about France and have a connection to people living here. All of that is true. Hardly anyone […] Continue

WORKING

5 Surprising Things Your Employer Can Legally Get Away With

I've talked a bit before about the adversarial relationship between employers and employees in France, and the relationship between the two is highly codified in the French legal code, the Code du Travail. If you were surprised at some of the things that employers can't do in France, check out these 5 things that employers […] 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

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

EDUCATION

Scholarships for Studying Abroad in France: The Fulbright Scholarship

If you're looking for a scholarship to study in France, opportunities are, sadly, few and far between. Because we get questions about scholarships all the time, we're going to highlight different scholarship opportunities for studying abroad in France, including all academic requirements. Here are all the details on the Student Fulbright Scholarship program, a grant for […] Continue

LEISURE

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30 Free Things to Do in Paris in September

It's the rentrée in Paris, which means everything that was closed in August should now be up and running. While there may be a few stragglers who haven't quite gotten back from vacation yet, there are plenty of free and pas cher things to do this month. Here's something for every day: Through 9/3. Hours […] Continue

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