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LIVING

The Be Safe App Tells You Which Areas of Paris to Avoid at Night

(Disclaimer: I received a voucher for a free download of the Be Safe App, which costs €0,89 in the France App Store. I did not purchase the additional upgrade. This did not influence my review.) The BeSafe App was created by Raphaël Toper and Marin Denizel to help identify unsafe neighborhoods and places to avoid […] Continue

WORKING

Introduction to Working as an Au Pair in France

If you want to come to France but you aren't ready to do a master's degree and you aren't sure if you want to teach English, one way to get a visa is to become an au pair. An au pair, or a "stagiaire aide familiale," is a way to be a student in France, […] 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

How to Exchange Your Foreign Driver’s Licence for a French Licence in 5 Easy Steps

If you're thinking about staying in France for any length of time, you may want to consider exchanging your driver's licence for a French driver's licence. Doing so within the first year of your arrival in France will mean that the process is much easier (well, easy for France, anyway!) and will not require you […] Continue

EDUCATION

Photo Credit: Girls studying abroad in Paris, France, Modern Languages @ FLCC, Flickr, Creative Commons License

5 Things to Look For in Your Study Abroad Program in France

If you're going to shell out big bucks for a good study abroad program in France, you want to make sure that your program *is* one of the best before you enroll.

LEISURE

Jenny & François Selections: Paris Wine Bars

A friend of mine from Middlebury studied abroad in Paris last year, and her husband was in the wine business. He just posted this cool link on Facebook this afternoon. Jenny and François Selections is a wine importing business, and on their website, they not only describe the different types of restaurants where you can […] Continue

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