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Tips for american students studying in Paris

Daimon a joke here in Paris. We are in my second home this place is not even like we’re not tourists. Here is my home, I live here. Any time we come here it’s like « come on Eiffel Towers ». We used to study abroad here a while back, but now we’re back to give you guys some tips. If you’re studying, because I must know travel tips for anybody studying abroad in Paris. We learned so much.


Number one : if you’re under 26 do not forget to use it abuse that privilege and get discounts or just look under 26 a lot of times you have to be a citizen of the European Union. However if you’re studying abroad you’re gonna have a french student card and a lot of times this offers you free access into a lot of museums you get discounted prices for movie tickets you take that and do whatever you can with it because it will work most of the times.


Number 2 : nightlife. Erasmus is the number one word that you need to know when you’re trying to find where it’s good to go out in Paris. Stereotypically it’s not allowed Europeans I met some of my best friends from Erasmus. Why are they different ? So, basically Erasmus is an organization that’s although the study abroad in all of Europe they come together in the specific cities and they host different language outings, different happy hours and most of all different club bangers. They give you a little sticker of your flag so I would have the stage joke about Brazil in the States and then people come up to you and they’re like « oh my god you’re from the states » – or « oh my god you’re from the states let me talk to you ». It’s just a cool different thing because you really do make friends, I know you got some good friends. I got some real good friends you know what I mean.


If you’re not looking to party with other study abroad errs you need to know about some which is tip number three : Sonnight. We use that all the time it’s basically a website that has all of the three events, well we clicked free because we didn’t want to spend money, but it has all the clubs and all the events going on in Paris. It’ll tell you exactly what time you need to show up before doors start charging those covers. So you buy a little bouteille de vin from Monoprix to get yourself a good night.


Damon and Joel how am I gonna afford to live in Paris. I am broke I have no money I want to go so badly but I cannot afford housing. This is the word he needs une chambre de bonne it’s actually three words it’s three words but we make it one. Une chambre de bonne is the old maids quarters which typically means at the top of the building, no elevator. Woke up seven fly and you know what it’s worth it because you ended up paying you paid two hundred and fifteen euros. I paid 250 euros : no bathroom in your roo, no shower. Every time I wanted to shower had a knock on somebody’s door not somebody I mean I knew them they were another exchange to it because they had the shower in the room. The toilet it was around the corner. I was shared by eight different people.


Number five : Crous is a cafe that’s usually located in most universities in Paris and they offer everything at a discounted price because your student they respect that so they give you like coffees, cheaper gets. You can even go at a different University you don’t have to just go to your university. You don’t have to show your student card. I’d have to buy one book, you did ? I did because I was in an American University. So, regardless if you just want to browse some books the place to go is actually right on semi shell you’ll see yellow awnings Gibert Jeune is the store for you. They have it divided up by major by subject and then also you just want books to read they have books on the outside. One thing that’s interesting about my French University was that there was never a piece of homework. Now, every single night he would just be free strolling and I’m like « what is this lifestyle ?», of course I had homework. American Universities are a little bit different, people are still studious which means that you find a place to study which means you need to go to Centre Pompidou. We do which is a Contemporary Art Museum they built their own library inside of it. Right, so this is not a regular library it is so bump Internet there’s usually a wait line to get in but don’t let it discourage you there’s so much space inside and the reason why is because they do a bag check want to make sure you’re safe in studying the two S’s. And, if you’re really good you’ll be able to make some friends. That’s like the hardest thing to do in Paris. Everyone in there is your age they’re your age studying it’s actually a good environment to work in there’s free Wi-Fi and there’s a couse in there so get your cheap coffee on lot. So, you’re American and you’re like I’m gonna go study in a coffee shop with my laptop Wi-Fi cheap coffee and clubs. Of course parents has cafes, but these cafes are mainly where you go to eat and you sit with friends and you smoke cigarette. That’s not what you’re looking for. You’re gonna learn very quickly that Parisian cafe culture is very much the tiny espresso saying facing the street people watching when you’re trying to study your instincts may say Starbucks we just got to warn you they will have a limit on Wi-Fi coffee will be expensive and there will be no plug. So, there are actually two things we got to stay here one it’s gonna make you cringe McDonald’s is always a safe bet it is. But if you go to the McDonald’s at Lego Blanc you’ll see you can get a big cup of coffee. Another way that you can get around studying in cafes with plugs and Wi-Fi are these coffee shops that are actually co-working spaces so instead of just buying coffee you’re buying coffee to stay there for a certain amount of time so I went to one called craft you pay for euros for a cappuccino it sounds expensive but you do have really high speed Wi-Fi and outlets all over the place. So, you’re trying to work in Paris now. Gotta make money.



So, few sec it’s a community of people who have relocated to Paris that are most likely American or english-speaking they’ll post a bunch of things like babysitting or au pairing or teaching English just like little side jobs they don’t need a visa for. Right, some cash money. And another way to get jobs is to go to the American Church of Paris which has listings on the outside of the church when I’m trying to do a good church don’t worry. But there are opportunities on the bulletin board. Also for accommodation you can go to the American Church of Paris and don’t just think you can come here and like work in the bar you might be able to eat but they’re gonna want eat you working papers and as an American…

Sport words in French

Le football – le foot → football
Le basket-ball – le basket → basketball
Le volley-ball – le volley → volleyball
Le rugby → rugby
Le baseball → baseball
Le golf → golf
Le tennis → tennis
Le ping pong – le tennis de table → table tennis
Le badminton → badminton
Le hockey → hockey
Le hockey sur glace → ice hockey