.mon.parís. by · skëne ·
This article was written by Global Graduates, published on 7th June 2010 and has been read 4507 times.
Paris, France - amazing, beautiful, difficult, lively, worth it What a great city - loads of places to go and a really fab atmosphere. As it’s notoriously hard to make French friends, you should consider joining a club or dance studio or getting a hobby to meet people. I visited Chartres, Alençon, Marne-la-Vallée and Fontainebleau while I was there – Paris is obviously fantastically-connected when it comes to travel, so take full advantage of this opportunity! When it comes to the great uni v job debate, working really forces you to improve your language and produces the best results by far, plus it is an extra bonus for your CV – definitely something to consider.
Useful local words: 'Pause-café', 'ça marche'.
What not to pack: A bad mood.
What to pack: Smart work clothes.
Couldn’t have done without: Pass Metro Navigo, my bank account or internet access.
Word of advice: Mind your manners at work; it's commonplace to greet everyone with a 'bonjour' and a 'bonne soirée'.
EH, Combined Honours, Newcastle University
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