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LIVING

How do I rent a studio apartment for less €800 in Paris?

If you want to come to France as a student, you probably have a relatively low budget for housing. And Paris, unfortunately, is one of the most expensive cities in the world. Of course you want a place that’s liveable. Not too small, preferably in a nice neighborhood, and clean. Even better if it’s close […] Continue

WORKING

Help! My Employer Wants to Do Sketchy Stuff with My Work Contract

Every so often, I get a question in my inbox from someone who's living in France and who needs help with something. I try to give advice whenever I can, and if the questions are applicable, I'll change some information, rewrite the question, and post it on the blog.  Today's question is from a girl […] 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

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

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