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LIVING

How much does it cost to go to the doctor in France?

In the United States, the answer to the question "How much does it cost to go to the doctor?" is complicated. The answer depends on your doctor's prices, whether or not you have insurance, how much your insurance pays, and what the deductible is. In France, however, the price of medical care is a lot […] Continue

WORKING

The Complete Guide to Your Convention de Stage

If you're doing an internship in France, by law you are required to write and sign a document known as a "convention de stage." A convention de stage is basically a work contract for an internship position, outlining the details of your employment and how it fits into your course of study. While sample conventions […] 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

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Studying Creative Industries at Paris 8 – Interview with Eliza

In this week's video, we're going to interview Eliza, who came to the Université de Paris 8 to do a master's degree in Creative Industries, with a focus in web and art, and she now works for a French company doing PR for a health food company. Eliza is Canadian, but struggled with some of the […] Continue

LEISURE

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