studying in paris

6 benefits from choosing Feel Parisien

Studying in Paris with the help of Feel Parisien

1/ ACCOMMODATION IN PARIS

Accommodation has to be booked in advance because of the shortage of it, which happens at the beginning of each new school year. Students live a real nightmare from their first day in Paris, realising that the demand outstrips supply and, therefore, they have to fight for a small studio, too expensive. But booking in advance can also be difficult without knowing where to ask and who to trust when you’re not in the country.

That’s why Feel Parisien is THE solution. We have partners specialised in hosting international students and a wide range of different accommodation for all the requests: studio, student residences, host families…We will send you offers according to your request and we will book your accommodation in advance, before everything is gone.

The biggest mistake a student can make is to wait for the new school year to arrive in Paris and start visiting flats, thinking that he will choose the best one. There won’t be anything left, believe me!

2/ A BANK

Feel Parisien opens in advance a bank account for the student and gives him a RIB (Bank Details). He can transfer money when he’s still in his country.

When he arrives in Paris, an appointment has been already booked with the closest bank from his flat or school. He takes his credit or debit card (VISA or Mastercard). A cheque book can be offered on demand.

3/ THE CHEAPEST PHONE SUBSCRIPTION

International students don’t know what the main phone operators’ names are and the standard prices of subscriptions. And even if we tell them the names such as “Orange”, “SFR” or “Bouygues Telecom”, all the websites are in French. It is better to understand what we are buying before to put our credit card number into the e-commerce website!

Feel Parisien offers the best price of the market (unlimited calls and text messages + 5 GO of Internet 4G for €15.99/month) and let the student choose the network he wants: SFR, Orange or Bouygues.

4/ A FOREIGNER CAN’T APPLY FOR THE CAF WITHOUT HELP

Just looking at the list of the required documents to apply for it, make us want to quit. So imagine if you don’t speak French!

The CAF says “We are in France, we only have information and forms in French”. Yes, but international students are allowed to get this rental assistance and no law forces them to speak French when they come to study in France… Arg French administration!

Therefore, Feel Parisien offers, the first days of your arrival, a personal human help to create an account and apply for it on the Internet. We have to admit it: when we look at the price of the rents, we gladly accept the little financial help to reduce it!

5/ INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

Paris is an amazing city, France is a beautiful country and Europe is a huge continent. To fully enjoy everything, to know what it should be known, and not to miss out what it should be seen, you should be advised by a “godmother” who will make your stay unforgettable.

6/ ONLY ONE AGENCY FOR EVERYTHING

Feel Parisien has various partners to ensure a service of quality.
But students have only one contact for everything: Feel Parisien.
That’s why Feel Parisien is THE quick and easy solution to your arrival and stay in Paris.

CONTACT US RIGHT KNOW TO START ORGANIZING YOUR STUDYING IN PARIS

Email : perle@feelparisien.com

Whatsapp : +33 6 51 57 63 12

Fill in our contact form ont our website

Send us a message on Facebook : Feel Parisien

paris street market

Paris street market : the 8 coolest

The bio Paris street market : Marché Raspail

This market is located in a elegant market so the products are a bit expensive but there are quality products. Only natural products, without NGO and pesticide are accepted in this street market and not tested on animals (because there also are beauty products).

Marché bio Raspail
Boulevard Raspail
Sundays from 9 to 2pm

Flower & birds market at Île de la Cité

What a beautiful name .. Street market specialized in birds (rare one too) and flowers. You alo can find small animals to have company in your parisian flat. Located at Ile de la cité which is a beautiful district, surrounded by water.

Marché aux Fleurs de l’Île de la Cité
Place Louis Lépine et quai de la Corse – 4e
Flowers : everyday from 8 to19h30
Birds : sunday from 8 to 19h

Market on water

The concept is the food is bring by boat to la Rotombe, in Paris. You can find fresh and local products, from Tuesday to Saturday, place de la Rotonde. You can apply to the association to enjoy special prices.

Marché sur l’Eau
Distribution on the terasse of the Rotonde de la Villette
Tuesday from 18h to 20h only for subscribers
Saturday from 11h30 to 13h30 for everyone

Old book market Georges Brassens

For books lovers and collectors… The smell of the old papers is everywhere. You should go only to see this big et beautiful place full of books.
Marché du livre ancien et d’occasion George Brassens
104, rue Brancion – 14e
Saturday & sunday from 9h to 18h

Enfants Rouges Market

The oldest cover Paris street market from 400 yo ! You can buy food or eat there. Various type of food : italian, african…

Le marché des Enfants Rouges
39, rue de Bretagne – 3e

The cheapest Paris street market : Berthier

The cheapest Paris street market : le marché Berthier ! Fruits & vegetable from one euros the kg or the full crate. These prices are only at the end of the market at 13h30 the Wednesday and at 2pm the Saturday.

Marché Berthier
Boulevard de Reims – 17e

Puces de Saint-Ouen

This is a very famous Paris street market. You can fo for a walk in this area during the week-ends to find a special object you will keep in your cosy flat : baubles, vintage furniture, music instrument…. You can find everything.

Puces de Saint-Ouen

Between the porte de Saint-Ouen and the Porte de Clignancourt
From saturday to monday from 9h to 18h (11h on Monday)

Aligne Market

In this Paris street market there is a very good atmosphere. Happy traders who will offer you degustation between 2 sells.

2 markets : one cover and the other one on the street.

Marché d’Aligre

Place d’Aligre – 12e
From Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 to 13h than 16h to 19h30 (sunday until13h30)

sorbonne

The Sorbonne university

The Sorbonne university is the most famous university in Paris.

Public university in France are the cheapest way to the education. Find here the price (max €500 for la Sorbonne) and keep in mind a private school price its around €7000 per year.

Note : Dauphine is another famous university in Paris but more expensive, find the price here to compare.

If an international student comes to la Sorbonne without an exchange program (Erasmus…) or without having a international agrrement, he is called an “Individual student”.

He has to apply at the Bureau des Validations de Diplomes Etrangers (and not at the Relations Internationales).

He has to pass a french level test and get level B2 for Licence program (Bachelor) and C1 for master (except Master Etudes Italiennes, level B2) before applying on E-Candidat.

  1. If you are from Europe

Or

  • From Switzerland
  • a political refugee
  • stateless
  • Child of a diplomate with a position in France
  • French government grant holder or foreigner

You want to apply to the first year of Licence (bachelor program):

You have passed your high school diploma in a European country the year before the application to la Sorbonne:

  • You have to apply at the Admission Post Bac (APB), on the website from 20 January to 20 of March 2016.
  • Only for European or people from Switzerland.

You have passed your high school diploma NOT in a European country or you have a international high school diploma:

  • You have to apply from 4 April 2016 to 13 June 2016 online

If you want to apply to 2 nd , 3rd year of LICENCE or in a MASTER program :

(You only can apply in your major course area). 

  • You have to apply from 4 April 2016 to 13 June 2016 online

For an application in L2, L3 and Master LEA : 

You have to prove that your studied two foreign languages, Law, Economy and Management.

For an application to L1 of Music and Musicology you have to pass a practical test before

French level required : B2

For an application to a Doctorat :

You have to contact La Maison de la Recherche

2. If you are from a CEF country 

You have to contact the branch Campus France indoor country.

3. If you are NOT from a CEF country

If you want to apply to the first year of LICENCE :

You have to download the application form (DAP Blanche) from the 15 November 2015 and the 22 of January 2016 on the website of the Service Culturel de l’Ambassade de France of you country.

  • If you are living in France  :

You have to download the application form (DAP Blanche) from the 15 November 2015 and the 22 of January 2016 on the website of the Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur. 

If you want to apply to 2nd and 3rd year of LICENCE or MASTER:

(You only can apply in your major course area). 

You have to apply to Campus France from 15 November 2015 to 30 March 2016 

  • If you are NOT from a CEF country or if you’re on the French territory :

You have to apply online from 4th April 2016 to 13 of June 2016

 

healthcare in france

Healthcare in France for international students

Worried your french isn’t good enough to get healthcare in France?

Did you know there are lists of English speaking doctors, dentists and other medical providers for your healthcare in France on the websites of the Australian Embassy, the Canadian Embassy and the US Embassy, especially for international students in Paris ?

Australian Embassy List: http://www.france.embassy.gov.au/pari/Engdoc.html
American Embassy List: http://photos.state.gov/…/f…/45994/acs/usc_paris-medical.pdf
Canadian Embassy List: http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/…/consul…/medical.aspx…

You can also double-check on https://www.doctolib.fr/ if your doctor is “conventionné” and at what level : sector 1 = 100% reimbursable but sector 2 = the extra is only reimbursable is you have a healthcare mutual.

Some things worth being aware of:

– For many years it was illegal here for medical providers to advertise or for people to recommend them online, so other than the embassy websites the recommendations available can be limited.

– If you want to get money back from securité sociale the doctor needs to be “conventionné”, so make sure to ask that when you speak to the receptionist when making your booking.

– make sure you declare your main doctor as your “medecin traitant” so you get the maximum refund returned.

– SOS medecins come to your house if you are too ill to go to a doctor, and not ill enough to go to a hospital: call +33 1 47 07 77 77 . You can ask them to send you a doctor that speaks English if possible

– in an emergency, you can call 112 for a doctor. This works throughout the European Union

– you can also call 18 in the case of fire, explosion, gas leak, accident (car, plane, train), people who collapse or are injured in a public place, etc

More info about the healthcare in France, in my free book here : bit.ly/feelparisien