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Are you eligible to receive CAF Rental Assistance?

CAF, or la Caisse des Allocations Familiales, is a type of rental assistance paid to any person in France who qualifies. Because most students living in studio apartments generally have low incomes and high rent in Paris, it is likely that you'll be able to receive a small stipend to help pay your rent as a student. In […] Continue


10 Things You Should Know About Your Rights and Responsibilities as an Intern in France

Internships in France are highly regulated, and there are lots of rules that both companies and interns must follow to make sure that the internship is successful and respects French labor laws. If you're planning on doing an internship in France, here are the basic things you need to know about the status of intern: […] 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


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What to Expect from Your OFII Medical Visit in France

A few months after you arrive in France, you'll get a letter from the Office Français de l'Immigration et de l'Intégration, or OFII, making an appointment for you to come in for your OFII medical visit. Once you get this letter, stating the date and time for your medical visit, clear your calendar for that […] Continue


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How to Apply to a Master’s Program in a French University

The process of applying to a French university seems deceptively simple. Write a project proposal, contact a professor, and submit an application through CampusFrance. How hard could it possibly be? The reality is that applying to master's programs in French universities can often be confusing, and CampusFrance isn't always helpful. In today's video, we'll talk […] Continue



30 Free Things to Do in Paris in September

It's the rentrée in Paris, which means everything that was closed in August should now be up and running. While there may be a few stragglers who haven't quite gotten back from vacation yet, there are plenty of free and pas cher things to do this month. Here's something for every day: Through 9/3. Hours […] Continue

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