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LIVING

What kinds of contraception are readily available in France?

Having grown up in Massachusetts, where Puritan heritage is still strong and blue laws prevent us from buying alcohol on Sundays and federal holidays, I was surprised to arrive in France and see that condom dispensers are ubiquitous in subway stops and outside pharmacies. And apparently, it's totally normal to have your boyfriend or girlfriend […] Continue

WORKING

What should be in my work contract for being an au pair in France?

If you're going to be working as an au pair in France, you want to make sure that you have a very clear contract before you leave, to outline the position and your own responsibilities upon starting work in your host family's home. The work contract protects both you and the host family by identifying […] 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

Warning: Make sure you meet the student visa requirements for France

Whether you're coming to France for a semester in an American program, or coming independently for a year or more, you'll need to get a long stay visa at your local French consulate several weeks before you leave. Visa appointments at all consulates must be made online several weeks in advance, meaning you should plan ahead. The visa […] Continue

EDUCATION

Scholarships for Studying in France: The Chateaubriand Fellowship

As part of our series on scholarships for studying abroad in France, today we're going to look at the requirements for the Chateaubriand Fellowship, a research stipend offered each year by the Cultural Services department of the French Embassy to the United States. The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a sort of research scholarship offered to doctoral […] 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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