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LIVING

Can I Use My Electronic Devices in Europe (Without a Converter)?

Back in the olden days, when there was no such thing as Skype and international calls from France cost 10F a minute (because the Euro didn't exist yet either), you might have needed one of these to study abroad: A voltage converter, or current converter. And it was used for plugging in old-school electronic devices […] Continue

WORKING

9 Important Things Your Convention Collective Will Tell You

No matter where you work in France, there's probably a convention collective that applies to your job. And knowing which convention collective applies to you is important, because it will affect almost every aspect of your job until you leave the company. Here are 9 important things that you should know that you can find […] 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

8 Schools in France Eligible for Federal Financial Aid

Not too long ago, I talked about how to use the federal application for student aid (FAFSA) to study independently in France because it can more cost effective than study abroad with an American program. As it turns, out, there are 4 universities and 4 business schools in France that are eligible for federal financial […] 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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