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LIVING

5 Reasons to Ignore Conventional Advice and Make Expat Friends In France

When you come to study abroad in France, you'll probably hear a lot about how important it is to immerse yourself in French culture, speak only in French, and make friends with French people so you can learn about France and have a connection to people living here. All of that is true. Hardly anyone […] 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

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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

EDUCATION

How to Write a Kick-Ass Paper for Your Graduate Class in a French University

Contrary to American universities, where paper topics are often assigned, French professors generally allow students to come up with their own research topics beginning in university. This means that your professor will likely give you a bibliography or reading list at the beginning of the semester with "recommended" reading, and not talk about the paper […] 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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