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LIVING

My iPhone was Stolen in Aubervilliers – How to Protect Yours

On Monday night, I got out of the subway at Aubervilliers-Pantin Quatre Chemins at the regular time, around 10:30 after choir rehearsal. Waiting for my husband, who comes to pick me up, I leaned up against the signpost in front of the Bar du Métro café. I had my headphones in, I was wearing glasses […] Continue

WORKING

How to Get a Job as an Au Pair in France

If you want to come to France for a year, one of the most straightforward ways to get a visa is to work as an au pair. Getting an au pair job gives you a renewable student visa for the length of your contract, and eliminates the requirement that you provide proof of resources while […] 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

5 Things Nobody Tells You About Study Abroad Programs in France

If you're thinking about studying abroad in France, you may be wondering whether coming with a study abroad program is right for you, or whether it's better to come to France independently. While only you can make that decision, check out these five things nobody will tell you about study abroad programs in France: Study […] 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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