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LIVING

Can you get an abortion in France?

If you find yourself abroad with an unexpected pregnancy, you may wonder what your options are and if they're as liberal as those in your home state or country. After all, Europe's abortion laws are known for being more conservative than the US's federal regulations (at least, more conservative than Roe v. Wade's 26-week viability […] 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

France: The Bureaucracy I Love to Hate

I wrote this post in August 2010 for another blog I was working on at the time which is no longer online. I'm republishing it below: My student visa for France expires on July 26, so in order to legally re-enter France in the fall, I needed to go to the préfecture de police to […] Continue

EDUCATION

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6 Tips for Preparing for A Study Abroad Program in France

There are so many study abroad programs in France, you don't know what to do. You've dreamed of waking up in the City of Lights, with a view of the Eiffel Tower from your bedroom. And now, you're ready to make it happen. But before you jump into any study abroad program that will get […] Continue

LEISURE

A Visit to Van Gogh’s House in Auvers-sur-Oise

At the end of his life, Vincent Van Gogh lived in a small hotel in Auvers-sur-Oise, about 45 minutes outside of Paris by train, making it a nice day trip in late spring or early fall. Open to the public from April through October, the Van Gogh house is sparsely furnished (as it would have been […] Continue