Studying French in university- what’s it really like?

It’s not Arts, it’s Applied Languages.”

Such was my reply when anyone would have the audacity to query my university course choice. For those of you that aren’t familiar, I studied French and English- ie, an Arts degree- in UCD and Arts degrees get quite a bad reputation. However, I’m convinced that we got the last laugh- few of the  other more ‘intellectual’ courses got a year abroad as part of their course 😉

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How to apply for the CAF in France

The CAF (Caisse d’Allocations Familiales) is a godsend for Erasmus/ Year Abroad students. Provided that you meet the criteria for obtaining CAF (which you more than likely will), the magical CAF payment will reimburse around 30% of your rent prices. The stress of applying for the CAF risks knocking years off your life expectancy however- so I’m here as a survivor of the CAF application process to help.

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