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LIVING

Le 20ème: “Paris Profond”

Le 20ème:  “Paris Profond”   Paris is home to so many museums, famous cafés, eateries and touristy neighborhoods that the typical American student seeking a bit of peace and quiet often asks him or herself where to find the “true” Paris.  Where to escape the mobs of tourists to sit at a tranquil café to […] Continue

WORKING

The Complete Guide to Your Convention de Stage

If you're doing an internship in France, by law you are required to write and sign a document known as a "convention de stage." A convention de stage is basically a work contract for an internship position, outlining the details of your employment and how it fits into your course of study. While sample conventions […] 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 Getting Reimbursed for Medical Care in France

In France, Sécurité Sociale is a national, government entity that regulates medical costs and covers the cost of healthcare for the vast majority of French residents. In fact, the French constitution ensures healthcare for all, and a 1993 Conseil Constitutionnel (the French equivalent of the Supreme Court) decision indicates that foreigners residing in France are […] Continue

EDUCATION

Can I get health coverage in France if I’m a student over 28?

If you’re a student in France, you normally get health coverage by signing up for a student mutuelle, like SMEREP or LMDE when you enroll in university. The cost of €211 must be paid by all students who aren’t covered under their parents’ insurance, and those who do not have a valid work contract that […] Continue

LEISURE

Top 10 Resources for Finding Great Deals in Paris

Whether you're a student or a young professional, living in Paris, one of the most expensive cities in the world, is often hard on the budget. Fortunately, there are dozens of opportunities every day for highly discounted or free stuff: everything from acrobatic lessons to Zumba can be done for free somewhere in Paris if […] Continue

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