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LIVING

How to Legally Sublet Your Apartment in Paris During the Summer

If, like most Parisians, you're planning on getting the heck out of dodge during the summer, to travel or visit your family back in the States, you may want to consider subletting your Paris apartment while you're gone. Subletting is a great way to avoid losing money for leaving the apartment empty, but you have […] Continue

WORKING

Is it possible to get a paid internship in France?

In both France and the United States, internships have historically been a huge problem. While interns are supposed to gain work experience and insight into a particular industry in exchange for their time and efforts, many companies see interns as a replacement for full-time employees, and neglect interns' responsibility to get an education and develop […] 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

France: The Bureaucracy I Love to Hate

I wrote this post in August 2010 for another blog I was working on at the time which is no longer online. I'm republishing it below: My student visa for France expires on July 26, so in order to legally re-enter France in the fall, I needed to go to the préfecture de police to […] Continue

EDUCATION

5 Things Nobody Tells You About Study Abroad Programs in France

If you're thinking about studying abroad in France, you may be wondering whether coming with a study abroad program is right for you, or whether it's better to come to France independently. While only you can make that decision, check out these five things nobody will tell you about study abroad programs in France: Study […] 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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