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LIVING

Warning: 5 Reasons You’ll Succumb to the “French 15″

If you've been to France for more than 5 minutes, at some point, you've wondered: How is it, REALLY, that French women don't get fat? Surely they must have some kind of magical metabolism that comes from proximity to cigarettes and espresso. If, like me, you're unlucky enough not to be born with the ability […] Continue

WORKING

Know Your Rights: 5 Ways to Leave Your CDI Job in France

As we already discussed, a CDI work contract means you have a job forever, or, at least until the contract is ended by mutual agreement with your employer or you quit. There are five ways to end a job in France, of which three can be litigious. It's quite common in France for the end […] 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

Scholarships for Studying in France: The Chateaubriand Fellowship

As part of our series on scholarships for studying abroad in France, today we're going to look at the requirements for the Chateaubriand Fellowship, a research stipend offered each year by the Cultural Services department of the French Embassy to the United States. The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a sort of research scholarship offered to doctoral […] 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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