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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

Need a Job in France? Apply to TAPIF as a Local Recruit

If you applied to TAPIF last spring, didn't get accepted, and ended up coming to France as a student instead, you may still be looking for a way to make ends meet while you take French classes or work towards a master's degree. If you'd like a regular job teaching English 12 hours a week […] 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

How to Exchange Your Foreign Driver’s Licence for a French Licence in 5 Easy Steps

If you're thinking about staying in France for any length of time, you may want to consider exchanging your driver's licence for a French driver's licence. Doing so within the first year of your arrival in France will mean that the process is much easier (well, easy for France, anyway!) and will not require you […] 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

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