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7 Travel Accessories You Definitely Need for Studying Abroad in France

Traveling abroad for an extended length of time can be challenging. Not just because you're away from home, and in a new country, and speaking a new language, and all that jazz, but because you only have one suitcase and you can't bring all of your shoes! Whether you're studying abroad for a semester or […] Continue


Which convention collective applies to your job in France?

If you're thinking about getting a job in France in any field, one of the first things you should look at is the convention collective that applies to your new position. A convention collective is basically a collective bargaining agreement between the professionals in your area of work. Different conventions collectives apply to different areas […] 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


5 Reasons Why There are No Scholarships for Studying Abroad in France

Every week, I get the same email in my inbox from a new student. "Hi Allison, I really want to come to France to study French / philosophy / literature, but I have no money and I need a scholarship. Can you help me?" Unfortunately, the answer is usually no. Scholarships for study abroad in […] Continue


30 Free Things to Do in Paris in April

Spring is upon us, and the weather in Paris will hopefully be warming up in the coming weeks. That means that the city will start buzzing again with lots of free things to do, both inside and out. Here's our list of 30 free things to do in April in Paris: Learn how to make […] Continue

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