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LIVING

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How to Find Housing in Paris as a Student

  Finding housing in Paris on your own can be quite a challenge, as I learned when I tried to rent an apartment for the first time by myself. Even though renting an apartment out for under a year is technically illegal in Paris and other major French cities (supposedly to relieve the housing crunch), many landlords prefer […] Continue

WORKING

5 Surprising Things Your Employer Can Legally Get Away With

I've talked a bit before about the adversarial relationship between employers and employees in France, and the relationship between the two is highly codified in the French legal code, the Code du Travail. If you were surprised at some of the things that employers can't do in France, check out these 5 things that employers […] 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

3 Steps to Canceling Your Internet Service (Without Paying Fees)

The first time I left France, in 2008, I thought I'd canceled my internet service. I dropped my Orange Livebox off at an Orange boutique in my neighborhood and gotten a receipt, written a letter to the service abonnement, and sent it off with paperwork showing that my visa was expiring and I was leaving […] Continue

EDUCATION

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Attending EDHEC Business School in France in English – Interview with Aaron Whitworth

In today's video, we're going to chat with Aaron Whitworth, who doesn't speak much French and came to France by accident. Aaron ended up attending EDHEC Business School for their 3 year master's program, all because he got a direct mailing from them after taking the GREs. Because Aaron's paying top dollar for EDHEC tuition […] 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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