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LIVING

The Complete Guide to 2013-2014 Bons Plans for Carte Imagine-R

You probably already know that as a student under 26, you're eligible to sign up for the Carte Imagine-R, a type of discount Pass Navigo that allows you to use unlimited public transportation in Paris for €35 a month - about half the cost of a regular monthly subscription. What you might not know, though, […] Continue

WORKING

A Quick Guide to Reading Your French Payslip

If you're working for a French company, you might be surprised when you get your first French payslip and notice the huge difference between the "brut salaire" you were quoted by your employer and the "net à payer" that shows up in your bank account. Here's a guide to deciphering your French payslip and all […] 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. And best of all, it's all part of Obama's Communist Muslim plot to take over the world. Congratulations! Going to the doctor in France is not an […] Continue

EDUCATION

Paris Park in the Summer

Warning: 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Study Abroad in France During the Summer

It's hard to leave your home university for a semester. I get it. You don't want to leave your friends or your dorm. You have classes to take towards your major that you need to finish. And you'd have to give up your post as Vice President of the Something Cool Association. So you may […] 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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