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How to Apply for Rental Assistance (CAF) in France

If you're living in France, and your income isn't very high, you may be eligible to receive rental assistance / housing benefits (CAF). If you meet these criteria and think you're eligible to receive CAF, you'll want to start the process as soon as possible after you move into your apartment in France. Because of […] Continue


Why do I have to Write a Rapport de Stage for My Internship?

If you're required to complete an internship in France as part of your degree program (or if you're doing an internship here while enrolled in a school outside of France), you'll probably required to write a 'rapport de stage', or internship report, to get credit for your work experience. The Rapport de Stage is a […] 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


4 Steps to Getting Reimbursed for Your Doctor’s Visit in France

If you're a student in a French university or working in France, you're automatically enrolled in the French national social security system, and you have health care coverage. Congratulations! Going to the doctor in France is not an expensive undertaking like it can be in the U.S., and while you may have to pay a […] Continue


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


30 Free Things to Do in Paris in November

Looking for something free to do in Paris in November? Here's our pick of the best free (or under €5) expositions and performances this month: An exposition of artisanal works by Norwegian and Parisian artists. Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday through November 10. Gallery Collection, 4 rue de Thorigny, Paris 3rd. Metro Chemin Vert, line 8. Exposition of the […] Continue

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