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How to Deal with Your First French Strike

It's a cold, rainy morning in Paris in early October, a fine day for the first strike of the new school year. Welcome to France. Despite the fact that there's a new socialist president who's actually planning on hiring 60,000 new fonctionnaires in the next year (and the fact that France already has the biggest […] Continue


How to Get a Job as an Au Pair in France

If you want to come to France for a year, one of the most straightforward ways to get a visa is to work as an au pair. Getting an au pair job gives you a renewable student visa for the length of your contract, and eliminates the requirement that you provide proof of resources while […] Continue


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


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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


Scholarships for Studying Abroad in France: Bourse Eiffel Master

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 Bourse Eiffel, a scholarship for students from […] Continue


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

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