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Warning: Protect Yourself from Break-Ins in Paris

While violent crime is relatively rare in France, break-ins and theft have become more and more frequent. Apparently, an apartment is burgled ever 1.5 minutes in Paris, and Parisians have a 10% chance of being burgled in the next 6 years. That's scary. But it's not a good reason to avoid living in Paris. There […] Continue


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


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


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What to Expect from Your OFII Medical Visit in France

A few months after you arrive in France, you'll get a letter from the Office Français de l'Immigration et de l'Intégration, or OFII, making an appointment for you to come in for your OFII medical visit. Once you get this letter, stating the date and time for your medical visit, clear your calendar for that […] Continue


How to Apply to Master’s Programs at French Universities Using CampusFrance

If you're applying to most French universities, you'll need to complete the application process through the online CampusFrance portal. While some universities don't accept applications through the online system, you'll still have to use CampusFrance as part of the visa process. The process of applying to French universities through CampusFrance is somewhat different depending on […] Continue


30 Free Things to Do in Paris in November

Looking for something free to do in Paris in November? Here's our pick of the best free (or under €5) expositions and performances this month: An exposition of artisanal works by Norwegian and Parisian artists. Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday through November 10. Gallery Collection, 4 rue de Thorigny, Paris 3rd. Metro Chemin Vert, line 8. Exposition of the […] Continue

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