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LIVING

7 Travel Accessories You Definitely Need for Studying Abroad in France

Traveling abroad for an extended length of time can be challenging. Not just because you're away from home, and in a new country, and speaking a new language, and all that jazz, but because you only have one suitcase and you can't bring all of your shoes! Whether you're studying abroad for a semester or […] Continue

WORKING

3 Lies TAPIF Tells You

In the days when I taught English as part of the TAPIF program, the whole process was much simpler. There weren't that many applications, it wasn't super-competitive, and all you had to do to get placed in a specific académie was show that you had a place to live or that you were enrolled in […] 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 Getting Reimbursed for Medical Care in France

In France, Sécurité Sociale is a national, government entity that regulates medical costs and covers the cost of healthcare for the vast majority of French residents. In fact, the French constitution ensures healthcare for all, and a 1993 Conseil Constitutionnel (the French equivalent of the Supreme Court) decision indicates that foreigners residing in France are […] Continue

EDUCATION

Scholarships for Study Abroad in France: Bourse Master Ile-de-France

If you're looking for a scholarship to study in France, opportunities are, sadly, few and far between. Because we get questions about scholarships all the time, we're going to highlight different scholarship opportunities for studying abroad in France, including all academic requirements. Here are all the details on the Bourse Master Ile-de-France, a scholarship for […] Continue

LEISURE

A Visit to Van Gogh’s House in Auvers-sur-Oise

At the end of his life, Vincent Van Gogh lived in a small hotel in Auvers-sur-Oise, about 45 minutes outside of Paris by train, making it a nice day trip in late spring or early fall. Open to the public from April through October, the Van Gogh house is sparsely furnished (as it would have been […] Continue

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