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Studying in France

France is one of the most popular study abroad destinations for students across the world. Thanks to its cultural values and glamorous locales affordable to lower budgets, students have made France their second home.

If you are European, then you have probably heard of Erasmus. This is a special program just for EU citizens where students can study abroad at any destination across the continent. Degree programs can be pursued at similar universities, or students can learn the native language in their country of choice.

Do not worry if you do not carry a European passport because there are still plenty of options for you. Look at CampusFrance.org for ideas on how to apply directly to French universities. However, your own college might have a special exchange program with a university in France as well.

If you have already graduated from university, then consider expanding your overall French knowledge by enrolling in language classes. The Sorbonne has a reputable program as does the Alliance Francaise. However, there are plenty of other French language schools across the country.

Any program or school you choose will require a visa if you are not European. The plus side is that you are eligible for all state resources and aid. You are also able to work up to 20 hours a week. Studying abroad is one of the best decisions you will make. Choose France for an incredible opportunity to see the French facon de vivre in reality.


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