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The Be Safe App Tells You Which Areas of Paris to Avoid at Night

(Disclaimer: I received a voucher for a free download of the Be Safe App, which costs €0,89 in the France App Store. I did not purchase the additional upgrade. This did not influence my review.) The BeSafe App was created by Raphaël Toper and Marin Denizel to help identify unsafe neighborhoods and places to avoid […] Continue


Is it possible to get a paid internship in France?

In both France and the United States, internships have historically been a huge problem. While interns are supposed to gain work experience and insight into a particular industry in exchange for their time and efforts, many companies see interns as a replacement for full-time employees, and neglect interns' responsibility to get an education and develop […] Continue


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


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


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Studying Creative Industries at Paris 8 – Interview with Eliza

In this week's video, we're going to interview Eliza, who came to the Université de Paris 8 to do a master's degree in Creative Industries, with a focus in web and art, and she now works for a French company doing PR for a health food company. Eliza is Canadian, but struggled with some of the […] Continue


4 Free and Pas Cher Activities for a Rainy Day in Paris

Winter in Paris is mostly rainy and cold, and it's going to stay lousy for at least a few more months. With tons of tourists in town for the holidays, the old fallbacks like the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay are hardly solutions: you'll spend more of your time waiting in line  than in the […] Continue

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