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LIVING

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How to Find Housing in Paris as a Student

  Finding housing in Paris on your own can be quite a challenge, as I learned when I tried to rent an apartment for the first time by myself. Even though renting an apartment out for under a year is technically illegal in Paris and other major French cities (supposedly to relieve the housing crunch), many landlords prefer […] Continue

WORKING

How to Get a Job as an Au Pair in France

If you want to come to France for a year, one of the most straightforward ways to get a visa is to work as an au pair. Getting an au pair job gives you a renewable student visa for the length of your contract, and eliminates the requirement that you provide proof of resources while […] 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

France: The Bureaucracy I Love to Hate

I wrote this post in August 2010 for another blog I was working on at the time which is no longer online. I'm republishing it below: My student visa for France expires on July 26, so in order to legally re-enter France in the fall, I needed to go to the préfecture de police to […] Continue

EDUCATION

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5 Benefits of Studying in Paris Independently

You've been thinking about the idea of coming to Paris to get a master's degree, but maybe you're still hesitating on whether to come with an American program or enroll independently or with Paris Unraveled. I get it. It's expensive either way. But in today's first video post, we're going to discuss the benefits of […] Continue

LEISURE

What to Do During Your Free Time as an Assistant in France

Do you always do whatever it takes to stay busy?  Yet, whenever you have time on your hands, you get bored?   When boredom sets in, you feel like your very existence is futile, and, much like in the Myth of Sisyphus, you roll your own stone endlessly.  Maybe you’ve already decided to go to […] Continue

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