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LIVING

6 Tips for Receiving Gifts in France (Without Paying Customs Fees)

Around the holidays, I always see lots of posts in various Facebook groups for expats. “Help! My parents sent me Christmas presents and FedEx wants me to pay €100 in taxes on the package!” Unfortunately, the French border control has begun cracking down on imports of goods from outside the European Union, and not everyone […] 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

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

Photo Credit: Girls studying abroad in Paris, France, Modern Languages @ FLCC, Flickr, Creative Commons License

5 Things to Look For in Your Study Abroad Program in France

If you're going to shell out big bucks for a good study abroad program in France, you want to make sure that your program *is* one of the best before you enroll.

LEISURE

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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