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LIVING

Warning: Don’t Sign a Lease Without Getting These 7 Things From Your Landlord

When you move into an apartment in Paris, you want to be sure that you’re avoiding scams and renting from someone trustworthy. You also want to be fully informed of all of the costs of your future apartment, so you don’t end up paying more than you expect or end up ineligible for CAF due […] Continue

WORKING

Top Ten Rules of Business Etiquette for Working in France

Whether you're completing an internship in France or getting hired permanently by a French company, you're going to want to do your best to be professional and fit into the company culture. While that's important anywhere you work, it's especially important when you're living in another country and aren't as familiar with the culture. Here […] 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

3 Steps to Canceling Your Internet Service (Without Paying Fees)

The first time I left France, in 2008, I thought I'd canceled my internet service. I dropped my Orange Livebox off at an Orange boutique in my neighborhood and gotten a receipt, written a letter to the service abonnement, and sent it off with paperwork showing that my visa was expiring and I was leaving […] Continue

EDUCATION

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Studying Theatre at Paris 3 – Interview with Nicola McEldowney

When Nicola McEldowney, a professional puppeteer, came to France for the first time, she attend my old study abroad program - Columbia-Penn Programs in Paris, and wrote her thesis with my former thesis advisor, Lydia Gaborit of Théâtre de la Ville. So when we met singing in a student choir at Reid Hall when she returned […] Continue

LEISURE

4 Free and Pas Cher Activities for a Rainy Day in Paris

Winter in Paris is mostly rainy and cold, and it's going to stay lousy for at least a few more months. With tons of tourists in town for the holidays, the old fallbacks like the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay are hardly solutions: you'll spend more of your time waiting in line  than in the […] Continue

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