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Useful local words: 'C'est pas possible, Mademoiselle', 'CAF', 'fonctionnaire', 'p'tit ponch'.
What not to pack: Most student clothes, as I had to look quite smart at the office.
What to pack: Some teabags and comfort food from home.
Couldn't have done without: ALL my documentation from home.
Word of advice: Don't be put off by the initial unfriendliness of Parisians - you'll soon fit in and love this city. Work can also be a little hard to get used to, but be polite and it will take you a long way.
Francis, French and Spanish, Bristol University
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