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LIVING

5 Tips and 6 Websites for Finding an Apartment in Paris (And 4 Sources to Avoid)

Finding a chambre de bonne, studio or one-bedroom apartment or flat as a student in Paris can be a daunting task. Even if you have a budget and know where you want to live, arriving in October is the worst - every other student in Paris arrives between the end of August and the end […] Continue

WORKING

How to Apply for a Job as a Lecteur d’Anglais in a French University

If you'd like to teach English in France but the idea of singing Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes with a bunch of elementary school kids makes you cringe, you may want to apply to be a lecteur d'anglais in a French university. In addition to being guaranteed that you'll work with university students instead of […] 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 Canceling Your Internet Service (Without Paying Fees)

The first time I left France, in 2008, I thought I'd canceled my internet service. I dropped my Orange Livebox off at an Orange boutique in my neighborhood and gotten a receipt, written a letter to the service abonnement, and sent it off with paperwork showing that my visa was expiring and I was leaving […] 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