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Your story N°2: Why choosing a host family ?

by Mr King (Egypt)

Why The Family?

Bonjour/ Bonsoir to all my friends coming from all over the world. Having this chance to live the Parisian experience is a bless. We are here now surrounded by kind people who speaks the most romantic language on earth, but we cannot understand them because it’s a different language than ours. So, why the family?

Depending on your goal, your future plan & situation. I will always say YES to the family because the minimum benefit you could’ve is the language. I won’t say a 100% proficiency but at least it will help encouraging you to speak freely without feeling shy or at least being more confident about yourself. You might say I don’t need to speak French, everyone here speaks English. True, but sometimes you will find yourself in the middle of

nowhere where the train stops because of an accident and the announcement goes with French, seeing everyone packing and standing up while you can’t understand a single word. This happened to me two years ago. So, at that very moment I understood that I NEED to learn French ASAP. And frankly speaking I found the family the easier way to understand, learn and speak French. Also, never forget the more exposure to the culture the more fun.

Being a part of the French society will guarantee you an easier life and a better lifestyle. Because living the Parisian experience is way different than being a tourist in Paris. You are now a part of this city living day after day in the same place, having new memories to add, more stories to tell & much more smiles to draw. The family am hosted by is super lovely, respectful & kind. I feel like home. They never bothered me or even made me feel like a stranger. I have my own privacy. They helped me with different things regarding the city, the routes I should use to my university, we had dinner together… and much more of more home alike attitude. And here I would like to say something, you are the responsible of how they treat you. Your attitude reflects the real you so then you can gain respect, trust & love.

Most of you consider it more expensive than living alone which is not true in a sense. Having the breakfast meal provided by the hosting family saves you almost the extra amount you pay for breakfast on a daily basis. Also, the location of the hosting house could be nearby your school which saves you extra money too. I am not asking you to accept whatever option of hosting family you have, but I recommend you consider it as a great option for living and improving. No one knows better than the original people of each country. Try not to focus too much on parties and wasting time with friends because as we mentioned previously it all depends on what your goal is?

Being a student means you are kind of a full-time dedicated person to earn knowledge, language and certificate. So, work harder and forget about TOO MUCH FUN now because this is your future trip.

I wish you all best of luck, happiness and success.

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Your story N°1 “My First Days in Paris”

by MHS from Pakistan

My First Days in Paris

Ernest Hemingway said and I quote “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast”.

I applied to Paris School of Business got admission and got my visa after a long wait. The biggest dream of my life was about to come true. I was waiting at the airport lounge in my country for my flight looking at my ticket with curiosity and excitement. 12 hours later I was at Paris airport. The moment I stepped out of the airport I could feel the change in the air, it had a different aura. On the way to my apartment I kept on observing my surroundings the buildings the way they are constructed each of them has a story to tell. At last I reached my apartment thanks to feel Parisien everything was arranged before my arrival, they are very hard working and efficient.

I was very tired the first day so I kept my bags aside and slept. The next day when I woke up I was very excited because I was going to see the Eiffel Tower. Remember always to keep your passport and money safe while going to tourist places for the first time because these sites attracts a lot of pocket pickers. Well I changed my clothes bought a sandwich from the store near my residence and headed towards the RER train. The transportation system in paris is perfect but you need at least a week to understand it. I was lucky I had it all mapped out which RER to take when to get off and take a metro. I got off from the RER at Francois Mitterrand took the metro to Bercy and finally to Bir-Hakeim (tour de Eiffel).

The first sight of Eiffel tower was mesmerizing, I will remember it for the rest of my life. Standing near the Eiffel tower and watching it had a strange satisfaction it gives you happiness. Well I walked towards it crossed the entry doors and after that you have to stand in long ques to get the ticket to get on the tower. It was a long wait but worth every second of waiting, I got to the top of Eiffel tower it’s a long journey but it will be the most beautiful journey of your life. You can see almost all of Paris from the top and it is scenic. It is my sincere advice to all of the upcoming students to go to the top and enjoy the best view of Paris.

I have been telling you the Pros of Paris and my first day at Eiffel tower but there are cons too all of you should stay away from scams. There are a lot of people right there near Eiffel tower who are going to scam you and rob your money. There will be people asking you for donations for charity they will have a clipboard in their hands they will come to you write your name and talk to you kindly and then ask you for money. Second are the one with cup and ball game they are extremely clever. They will show you that the game is very easy and you can win and they will double your money but it is different. The man shuffling the cups is the head and he has 3-4 people of his own in the crowd. These are the people who keep on playing and winning giving you the impression that you can win too but you never will no one outside their gang will ever win. I was a prey to it too, I was standing there watching it when a woman held my arm and forced me to play when I refused she said “okay I will play first” she gave the man 100 euros he shuffled the cups and she chose the right cup and he gave her 200 euros as winning money. This is all fraud. I was motivated that I can win too, I knew which cup had the ball I saw it but when I chose the cup it was empty and I lost 100 euros. Even if you choose the right cup you will not win because they create a distraction somehow and change the cups because it is what they do scam people and they are perfect at it. Stay away from all these games and don’t lose your money.

There are many other things to do like the mix club it’s a great nightclub with free entry to international students each Thursday before midnight, it is packed with international students. Go to louvre or eat a sandwich by the seine. Have your evening strolls at Champs-Élysées. I have been in Paris for just a few days but I have discovered a lot, seen a lot because I chose to travel and go out. I had some setbacks like losing my money to the cup ball game scam but never let anything push you back. I have yet to discover and learn a lot, every morning brings a new tale and every night a new adventure to tell. Paris has a lot of secrets you need to uncover it’s a beautiful city with beautiful people. Be brave and the world is yours.

Muhammad Hannan Shahid

Sécurité sociale étudiante

Sécurité sociale étudiante – La réforme

La réforme du régime étudiant pour l’assurance santé – l’étudiant étranger

Annoncé en Octobre 2017 et inscrit dans la loi orientation et réussite des étudiants du 8 mars 2018, le plan étudiants va réformer profondément la sécurité sociale étudiante. La sécurité sociale étudiante a été supprimée et le passage de l’ensemble de la population étudiante au régime général de la Sécurité sociale se fera progressivement.

En attendant, voici comment vos étudiants étrangers seront impactés.

1 / Tous les étudiants étrangers restant plus de 3 mois en France sont éligibles à la sécurité sociale.

Les étudiants déjà inscrits à un régime étudiant reste affiliés jusqu’en Sept 2019, puis seront automatiquement transférés au Régime Général.

Les nouveaux étudiants devront s’inscrire sur le site suivant à partir du 1er Sept 2018 : étudiant-etranger-ameli.fr

Ce site existe également en anglais : foreign-student.ameli.fr

Concernant les étudiants français, ils restent dans leur régime actuel (souvent celui des parents).

Les écoles affiliées à la sécurité sociale n’ont plus l’opportunité de les inscrire sur la plateforme LMDE par exemple. Ces centres ne s’occupent plus de la sécurité sociale.

L’inscription est obligatoire pour tous les étudiants allant dans une école qui porte la mention « d’établissement supérieur » et sera demandée lors du renouvellement du VISA.

Il leur faudra créer un profil sur le site et une adresse en France leur sera demandée.

Ils devront ensuite télécharger des documents comme le certificat de naissance. Ces documents n’ont pas besoin d’être traduits en Français s’ils sont en anglais ou espagnol.

Ils pourront obtenir un numéro provisoire immédiatement, suite à leur inscription au régime général. Puis il faudra compter un délai d’environ 2 mois pour recevoir un numéro de sécu définitif (et autour de 6 mois pour ceux vivant dans le 93).

Feel Parisien les aide ensuite à créer leur compte sur Ameli.fr, à obtenir une carte vitale. Nous leur fournissons une liste de médecins généralistes et spécialistes parlant anglais et nous leur expliquons le choix et le fonctionnement du médecin traitant ainsi que la différence entre secteur 1 et 2 au niveau des tarifs et des remboursements.

Enfin, Feel Parisien en partenariat avec Kinousassur propose aux étudiants d’acheter une mutuelle. Cette mutuelle protège en Europe, à 100% de frais réels pour les consultations (avec un plafond de 50€ pour un généraliste et 75€ pour un spécialiste) et 200% dans les établissements conventionnés en hospitalisation.

Le tarif est de 30€/mois avec inclus un retour anticipé de l’étudiant dans son pays suite à un décès familiale et un billet A/R pour un proche en cas d’hospitalisation de l’étudiant en France. En cas de décès de l’étudiant, les frais funéraire sont remboursés dans la limite de 3000€ ainsi que le rapatriement du corps. Le taris inclus aussi une assurance responsabilité civile.

L’étudiant pourra souscrire à cette assurance, bientôt sur la plateforme, de un à 12 mois, renouvelable.

Cette mutuelle prendra effet le 1er Sept (dès lors que l’étudiant obtient un numéro de sécu temporaire) et marche en télétransmission pour que les étudiants n’aient rien à envoyer.

Si l’étudiant souhaite arriver avant Sept, il peut acheter une assurance privée à la semaine ou au mois. Exemple de tarifs :

1 semaine : 12€

1 mois : 25 €

3 mois : 66 €

2 / En parallèle,  l’étudiant devra obligatoirement s’acquitter de la CVEV à 90€ sur le site cvev.etudiant.gouv.fr à partir du 1er juillet jusqu’à fin mai 2019 au plus tard.

Cette charge est à payer tous les ans et concerne également les étudiants déjà en France. C’est à l’école de s’assurer du bon versement de cette somme et de demander les attestations pour finaliser l’inscription dans l’école.

2 cas de figure différents permettent de compléter cette démarche.

  • En payant la CVEC car vous y êtes assujetti·e. Son montant est fixé à 90€.
  • En étant exonéré·e de la CVEC. Dans ce cas, vous ne paierez rien (voir plus bas « Quels étudiants sont exonérés ? »).

Dans les deux cas, vous pourrez, à l’issue de la démarche, obtenir une attestation d’acquittement de la CVEC.

  • Vous devez fournir cette attestation à votre établissement d’enseignement supérieur.
  • Notez bien que votre établissement ne pourra pas finaliser votre inscription sans cette attestation.

La création de la CVEC s’accompagne de la disparition de la cotisation annuelle pour la sécurité sociale (217€ en moins) et la baisse de 21€ des droits d’inscription à l’université, et ce, dès la rentrée 2018.

« La CVEC est la Contribution de Vie Etudiante et de Campus. La loi prévoit qu’elle est collectée par les Crous.
D’un montant annuel de 90€, on peut y être asujetti·e ou en être exonéré·e en fonction des cas. » raconte le site cvev.etudiant.gouv

Les quatre types d’étudiants exonérés du paiement de cette contribution sont…

  • Les boursiers* ou bénéficiaires d’une allocation annuelle accordée dans le cadre des aides spécifiques annuelles
  • Les étudiants réfugiés
  • Les étudiants bénéficiaires de la protection subsidiaire
  • Les étudiants enregistrés en qualité de demandeurs d’asile et disposant du droit de se maintenir sur le territoire

Une précision sur les « boursiers »

  • Les bourses sur critères sociaux gérées par le Crous (Enseignement supérieur, Culture, Agriculture, …)
  • Les bourses versées par les régions (pour les étudiants dans des formations paramédicales, sanitaires et sociales)

En revanche, ne sont pas concernées…

  • Les bourses du gouvernement français (BGF)
  • Les bourses d’un gouvernement étranger (BGE)
  • Les bourses versées par une structure privée (par exemple, une fondation)

Cette contribution est « destinée à favoriser l’accueil et l’accompagnement social, sanitaire, culturel et sportif des étudiants et à conforter les actions de prévention et d’éducation à la santé réalisées à leur intention » (article L. 841-5 du code de l’éducation).

Feel Parisien aident les étudiants étrangers à s’installer en France en facilitant leurs démarches administratives. Nous travaillons directement avec les écoles qui nous confient leurs étudiants ou nous sollicite sur des formations à destinations des étudiants sur des problématiques administratives (CAF, Assurance santé).

Pour plus d’informations et découvrir ensemble comment vous aider sur certaines de vos problématiques administratives, n’hésitez pas à nous envoyer un email sur contact@feelparisien.com.

Feel Parisien s’occupe de tout pour vos étudiants: logement, VISA, OFII, CAF, assurance santé, banque, téléphone, assurance habitation, électricité et carte de métro! Nous offrons de nombreux avantages clients à vos élèves :

-15€ sur leur première facture d’électricité,

– un an ou 6 mois de frais bancaire offerts avec ouverture du compte avant leur arrivée et récupération de leur carte bleue et SIM dès leur premier jour en France,

– la totalité des frais d’agence offert pour les familles d’accueils,

– des loyers réduits ou des frais de dossiers à – 50% avec certaines résidences étudiantes

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India in Paris

A lot of people from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh are interested by finding local stuff in Paris. Lucky you ! Paris is a cosmopolite city and in this article you will find the best place where to go to be immersed as in your country.

Passage Brady in the 10 th district : The little India

Indian cheap restaurant, spices & food shops, hairdressers & eyebrow epilation… very nice Indian people gathered in this passage under a skylight.

Color and smell like in Bombay !

Temple Ganesh in the 18 th district 

This temple where Indian cult is practiced is open everyday from 9.30 am to 8.30pm. There are 3 “poojas” per day : 10am, 12pm and 7pm.

Abhishekam : Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Everyday, tens of devoted people from India or France are going there to pray Ganesha and celebrate the Indian rituels.

You have to take off your shoes before entry and enjoy the perfume of the offering baskets filled with flowers petals, banana, jasmine…

After the ceremony, a meal of spiced rice is shared between the participant.

More details : www.templeganesh.fr

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The OFII VISA : what is it ?

OFII VISA

What is an OFII Visa? OFII stands for Office Français de l’Immigration et de l’Intégration . (French Office of Immigration and Integration). Once you step foot in France with a student visa, you must complete with this French governmental body in order to convert your visa into a student residence permit. Getting the OFII stamp in your passport within the first three months of your arrival in France is mandatory. If not, you will no longer have the right to travel and come back to France.

Getting your OFII VISA in France

If you are a non EU resident, having a VISA for your study in France is a very stressful point. You absolutely need a VISA to come to study in France. To get this VISA, you might need complimentary documents as proof of payment from your school or proof of accommodation. These documents are required for a lot of countries to get the VISA.

Acceptation of your VISA is great but it’s only the first Big step. That’s why Feel Parisien is here to help you with all the other steps of getting settled in Paris (getting an accommodation in Paris, getting a bank in Paris, getting your OFII VISA etc) and let you fully enjoy your stay in France !

You just arrived in France, here is how to do your OFII VISA

Once in France, you will have to send by post the OFII VISA form filled in, to the OFII office of your department, with the copy of your passport (identity), the page of the VISA and the entry stamp.

If you leave in Paris and apply to the OFII VISA between the 10st of Sept to 23th of Nov, you have to submit your file to the Cité Universitaire, without appointment needed.

Then, you will receive a letter from the Office Français de l’Immigration et de l’Intégration, called shortly OFII.

They will call you for an appointment for a welcome visit. Don’t miss that appointment, otherwise you will have to wait a few weeks or months more to get an other appointment. Meanwhile, your OFII VISA is still not confirmed.

At the appointment, you will have to bring with you :
– the convocation letter
– your passport
– a proof of your french address
– an ID picture
– a €60 stamp to be bought on tobacco shops or online : https://www.timbresofii.fr/pages/information.jsp

Finally, you will receive a yellow sticker in your passport to validate your visa. This sticker serves as your first “titre de séjour,” and you are, for good, considered a legal student resident in France.

I really hope you have a clearer view now about what is OFII and the OFII VISA and if you want to benefit from assistance during the totality of this process, don’t hesitate to buy a pack for more tranquility. Feel Parisien will send your OFII VISA documentations for you. Mostly, Feel Parisien will be here to assist you in each step. Feel Parisien will call the OFII VISA Center for you and translate for you the letters you’ll receive if they are in French.

Feel Parisien help international students to get establish in France by facilitating all their administrative tasks. For more information on our pack or how we can help you through our services just shoot us an email.

Feel Parisien help you through all your administrative: accommodation in Paris, VISA, OFII VISA, health insurance, banking, phone, house insurance, electricity and metrocard. We offer various advantages to our students:

-15€ on their first electricity bill

– a year or 6 months of free bank fees with opening of their bank account before their arrival and a sim card on their first day in France.

– Reduced rents or agency fees for some of our partners residencies.

And many mores!

You will usually find this article by asking a search moto to find informations on your OFII form or OFII in France as well as OFII form french visa and OFII Paris. You could also find it while looking for information on OFII stamps.

To have more information on how to settle in Paris or get help by Feel Parisien, check out our offer and what we do!

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More details about your accommodation options

Student accommodations in Paris

If you’re still hesitating about your accommodation, here are some information about the different kinds of accommodations I offer  :

Host family 

A laundry, the cleaning of your room, of the sheets and the towels are done for you once a week.

The good points are : 
– short terme accepted, you can book from one week length
– you can benefit from diners with the family if you wish
– you practice your french
– everything is included in the price (breakfast as minimum, electricity, internet). However, you have to subscribe to a home insurance which is required in France.
– you don’t need a deposit or a guarantor
– the agency fees are included in the price
– you have different formula (private bathroom, number of diners…)

The bad points are : 
– you normally have access to the kitchen only the evening (hot plate or microwaves only). To be determinate with the family.
– the price is quite expensive : min €1000/month with the breakfast formula and a private bedroom

Student residence 

There is a paying laundry in each residence. Internet is included. You have to pay for your own electricity consumption.

The good points are :  
– you live with others international or french students
– you benefit from the presence of a manager in the residence who has his office in case of questions or trouble

– pets & friends accepted
– international guarantor accepted

The bad points are : 

– you have to stay minimum 6 months
– you have to pay from August otherwise the residences are full
– if you don’t have an international or French guarantor, you have to pay 6 months in advance

Shared flat  

Depends on the flat, but sometimes you have to share the electricity bills with the others roommates.
In general there is a washing machine in the flat.

The good points are : 
– the flat is bigger than a studio you rent by your own
– you live with others young people, french or foreigners
– you pay less than a studio by your own
– you have your own lease
– if you don’t have a guarantor you only need to pay 2 months in advance
– home insurance and Internet are included

The bad points are : 
– you generally have to stay at least 6 months
– you can’t book your room a few months in advance (the room are is general available immediately and pay from the day you book it).

Furnished flat 

In general Internet is included. Electricity is not but you don’t have to open an account, only to pay the bills to the owner. Sometimes a washing machine is available in the flat. You also have to subscribe to a home insurance by your own.

The good points are :
– you can book your flat a few months in advance and start paying only from your arrival date.
– you have a lot of choice on the website of my partners Paris Attitude and a lot of pictures per room.
– in general it’s possible to create your own shared flat and share it with friends
– your contract is in English
– Paris Attitude website is in English

The bad points are :
– the minimum price is around €750/month for a studio
– if you want to visit the flats, you have to do a selection and visit your top one or two favorite flats
– the flats don’t have the exclusivity with Paris Attitude so some of them are available on the website but they actually are not. Therefore, you have to select several flats to have one available.
– the process of booking is a bit long (a few days) because we have to wait for the confirmation of the owner.

  • All our accommodations are acceptable for the CAF (financial aid from the french government which reduce your rent up to 20%).
  • All my partners accept foreigner guarantors (which is not the case with a basic french real estate).

I hope you can see clearly your options now and take the best decision for you.

PS : a lot of countries ask for a proof of at least 3 months of accommodation to apply for the VISA so don’t waste time and book a flat right now with us by filling in this form.

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The real cost of living in Paris

I’m always sadly surprised when I’m receiving requests for an accommodation in Paris with a maximum budget of €250-€500/month.

I totally understand in others countries this can be a huge budget and the cost of life is different, but this rent doesn’t almost exist in Paris.

Especially for an international student who can’t spend hours on hundreds of French websites looking for THE great opportunity, who won’t be in Paris to do the visit and who don’t have a french guarantor be selected among many others candidates.

A regular budget in Paris is around €700-800 for a studio of 15 sqm or a room of 10 sqm in a shared flat ! That’s the reality.

And this rent doesn’t include the agency fees, the security deposit and the fact you have to pay for a few rents in advance if you don’t have a guarantor.

So when I’m receiving these requests with low budgets I’m wondering to myself : “How will they do ? “

Apparently, they have already made the choice to come to study in Paris. They have been accepted to a school so they probably thinking about it since a long time now. But they didn’t realize or get informed about the cost of life in Paris.

They will have to double their budget for a rent and realize how expensive this city is, once in Paris. This make me feel bad so, as a professional in this field, I’m writing this article for you to be aware BEFORE making a choice. I hope you will have the chance to not be sadly surprised when you will look for a flat and be informed of the prices.

Studying in Paris is a dream for international people, it’s a beautiful culture and city but it’s unfortunately also expensive.

I’m not just talking about the rents, but the movies (around €8,50 for a student and €12 regular price), the cool restaurants for diner (around €30 with a drink), the cool bars to have a drink (around €8 a cocktail).

The life is Paris is very active and, as in every capitals in Europe, youngs people go to restaurants and bars often.

So if we do the math of the cost of the life in Paris for a month :

  • Rent : €750
  • Electricity without heating (if not included in the rent) : €20/month (add €30/month for heating if not included in the rent)
  • Food : €200/month
  • Transport : €27 (Imagine R card)
  • Phone credit : €16
  • 5 lunchs outside your apartment : €200
  • One diner at the restaurant per week : €120
  • Two drinks per week : €64
  • One movie per month : €8,50

We will imagine you won’t be sick and won’t do shopping :)

The Internet is normally included in the rent.

The total for a month is €1 405.

Keep in mind you can have a financial aid from the French government up to 20% discount to reduce your rent.

Of course, you can reduce that costs if you enjoy less but that’s not the point of spending a year study abroad in Paris.

You also can choose another city in France where the cost can be easily split in 2.

Find here tips to reduce your living costs in Paris. But keep in mind the real cost of living in Paris and think well before applying for a school.

Paris for study abroad it’s a very nice choice and will open your mind but if you have to work every time or not going out because you dont have the budget or living in a faraway suburbs, it would be better to choose another cheaper city or country to fully enjoy your stay of study abroad.

I hope this article helped you to be fully aware of what is expecting you in Paris. I’m here to answer to all your questions about your future stay in Paris so don’t hesitate to send me a message.

I really hope you will be able to come to study in the most beautiful city in the world, without the pain of the costs.

If you made the choice of coming in Paris, contact me for having flats offers and others services for you installation (french bank account, SIM card, help for CAF and VISA…).

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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.

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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)

Aligre 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