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LIVING

6 Ways to Make (American) Expat Friends in France

If you're staying in Paris for just a few months, you probably want to immerse yourself in French language and culture. But if you're staying for a whole year, and thinking about staying in France long-term, you may want to consider making friends with fellow expats. You know, the ones who know that you eat […] Continue

WORKING

10 Things Your Employer Can’t Legally Do

Work contracts in France are highly codified and almost always adversarial. The French Code du travail stereotypes workers as children who need to be protected from any and every possible offense, and treats employers as though they're scheming sleazeballs who are trying to suck every ounce of productivity out of workers without paying them fairly. Unfortunately, […] 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

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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

EDUCATION

Paris Unraveled on Atlas Sliced

Last week, Alexa Hart of Atlas Sliced interviewed me about Paris Unraveled and how to save money by studying abroad in France. You can check out the video here, but be sure to hop over to Atlas Sliced to check out Alexa's website, as she has lots of great information for people who want to […] 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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