This was one of my biggest doubts before coming to France, the cost of living for a foreign student in France depends on many factors such as the type of accomodation, the city where you live, if you prefer to cook or eat out and… Read More »Cost of living in France for a foreign student
Registering in the OFII will be one of the first, if not the first procedure that you must do once in France. The OFII (Office Français de l’Immigration et de l’Intégration), created in 2009, is the institution responsible for the accompaniment and integration of foreigners… Read More »Registration in the OFII, first titre de séjour
It is well known that France is one of the countries with the highest spending on social programs in Europe and the world. These French welfare programs obviously have many supporters, but also a lot of detractors due to the abuses that unfortunately happen very… Read More »French welfare, how to reduce the cost of your rent
In some French cities it is easier to be admitted to a school or university than finding accommodation. In most of the big cities and student cities there is a great demand for accommodation and, in many cases, there is no offer that matches this… Read More »Student accommodation in France. Where to stay in France without going bankrupt?
My wife is Mexican, and like me she arrived in France a few years ago with a bag full of dreams (well, in her case there were 4 bags full of dreams!). So, we sat together today and made a list of all the useless… Read More »20 things you should pack when moving to France
As I explained in my previous entry, bringing a credit card could be useful for withdrawing money or shopping, but when you land in France you will see that you will need a French account pretty much for everything. Opening a bank account in France… Read More »Opening a bank account in France
If you have been planning your trip and your Project to study in France for a while, it is very likely that you already have a clear idea of the universities you would like to apply to or perhaps you have been already admitted into… Read More »The million-dollar question, where to study in France?