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LIVING

How to Apply for Rental Assistance (CAF) in France

If you're living in France, and your income isn't very high, you may be eligible to receive rental assistance / housing benefits (CAF). If you meet these criteria and think you're eligible to receive CAF, you'll want to start the process as soon as possible after you move into your apartment in France. Because of […] Continue

WORKING

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

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

4 Steps to Getting Reimbursed for Your Doctor’s Visit in France

If you're a student in a French university or working in France, you're automatically enrolled in the French national social security system, and you have health care coverage. Congratulations! Going to the doctor in France is not an expensive undertaking like it can be in the U.S., and while you may have to pay a […] Continue

EDUCATION

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How to Apply to a Master’s Program in a French University

The process of applying to a French university seems deceptively simple. Write a project proposal, contact a professor, and submit an application through CampusFrance. How hard could it possibly be? The reality is that applying to master's programs in French universities can often be confusing, and CampusFrance isn't always helpful. In today's video, we'll talk […] Continue

LEISURE

What to Do During Your Free Time as an Assistant in France

Do you always do whatever it takes to stay busy?  Yet, whenever you have time on your hands, you get bored?   When boredom sets in, you feel like your very existence is futile, and, much like in the Myth of Sisyphus, you roll your own stone endlessly.  Maybe you’ve already decided to go to […] Continue

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