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LIVING

How to Deal with Your First French Strike

It's a cold, rainy morning in Paris in early October, a fine day for the first strike of the new school year. Welcome to France. Despite the fact that there's a new socialist president who's actually planning on hiring 60,000 new fonctionnaires in the next year (and the fact that France already has the biggest […] Continue

WORKING

9 Important Things Your Convention Collective Will Tell You

No matter where you work in France, there's probably a convention collective that applies to your job. And knowing which convention collective applies to you is important, because it will affect almost every aspect of your job until you leave the company. Here are 9 important things that you should know that you can find […] 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

Warning: Make sure you meet the student visa requirements for France

Whether you're coming to France for a semester in an American program, or coming independently for a year or more, you'll need to get a long stay visa at your local French consulate several weeks before you leave. Visa appointments at all consulates must be made online several weeks in advance, meaning you should plan ahead. The visa […] Continue

EDUCATION

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5 Things to Look For in Your Study Abroad Program in France

If you're going to shell out big bucks for a good study abroad program in France, you want to make sure that your program *is* one of the best before you enroll.

LEISURE

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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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