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LIVING

What kind of apartment can I expect to find in Paris on a budget?

Unfortunately, the dearth of reasonably priced apartments in Paris means that as a foreign student, you’re going to end up paying a premium and spending a lot more time searching for housing. For any apartments listed online for under €700 per month, you should expect one or more of the following: Max of 10-12 meters […] Continue

WORKING

Do Language Assistants Have to Pay Student Social Security?

A question I get a lot from students coming to France is whether or not you REALLY have to pay social security twice. If you're coming to France both as a student in a master's program AND a language assistant (TAPIF), it doesn't really make sense that you have to pay for coverage both as […] 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

5 Study Abroad Programs in Paris for Students Who Don’t Speak French

If you're in college and you've never taken French before - or if the only French you've taken was way back in middle school - you may think that studying abroad in France isn't an option. After all, it's a bit tricky to take classes in a language you don't understand. N'est-ce pas? But the […] Continue

LEISURE

Free Concerts at Radio France

  If you're looking for something to do on almost any day of the week, you can check out the free concerts at Radio France in the 16th arrondissement. Whenever the radio station is recording, they offer all available tickets to the public for free, and all you have to do to benefit is to […] Continue

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