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LIVING

How to Send Personal Effects to Yourself in France

Back in the good old days of air travel, you used to be able to check 2 full-sized suitcases when you flew internationally. When I first studied abroad, I was able to bring 2 huge suitcases with me for no fee, importing all of my worldly belongings for my year in France. But airline profits […] Continue

WORKING

Help! My Employer Wants to Do Sketchy Stuff with My Work Contract

Every so often, I get a question in my inbox from someone who's living in France and who needs help with something. I try to give advice whenever I can, and if the questions are applicable, I'll change some information, rewrite the question, and post it on the blog.  Today's question is from a girl […] 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

3 Steps to Canceling Your Internet Service (Without Paying Fees)

The first time I left France, in 2008, I thought I'd canceled my internet service. I dropped my Orange Livebox off at an Orange boutique in my neighborhood and gotten a receipt, written a letter to the service abonnement, and sent it off with paperwork showing that my visa was expiring and I was leaving […] Continue

EDUCATION

Scholarships for Study Abroad: Bourse Emile Boutmy at Sciences Po

Sciences Po is a great school with an excellent reputation, but with a price tag of €13.700 per year, it’s very expensive compared to other programs in France. And unfortunately, it’s not on the short list of French universities that are eligible for FAFSA financial aid. The advantages of a Sciences Po education are many. […] 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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