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The 24 Main Apps We Rely On To Run Expats Paris (Most of them have Free Plans)

The 24 Main Apps We Rely On To Run Expats Paris (Most of them have Free Plans)

In the past, starting a business could almost break the bank.

Today, with the help of the internet and the plethora of resources available, anyone can have an online storefront in a few easy steps.

Lots of services are available either free or at a low cost to users, saving time and money.

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Data-backed facts of how Expats in France contribute Billions of Euros into the French Social System Every Year

Data-backed facts of how Expats in France contribute Billions of Euros into the French Social System Every Year

France has always been attractive to immigrants. In 2008, the INSEE estimated that 5.3 million foreign-born residents and 6.5 million of their descendants (French-born of at least one immigrant parent) lived in France, for a total of 11.8 million, which was 19% of the total population in metropolitan France – 62.1 million at the time. These numbers included roughly 5.5 million of European origin, 4 million of Maghrebi origin, 1 million of Sub-Saharan African origin and 400,000 of Turkish origin. In 2010, 27.3% of the 802,000 newborns in metropolitan France had at least one foreign-born parent. In 2012, 229,000 foreigners arrived in the country.

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10 Signs You Need to be Part of an Expat Community

10 Signs You Need to be Part of an Expat Community

For some intrepid souls, moving to a foreign country, even for a few months, is like a walk in the park. It’s a wonderful adventure and nothing fazes them. Everything falls into place perfectly, and nothing goes wrong. Or, if it does, it’s just a blip on the horizon and they take it in stride.

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Finding an Internship in France: A "Food for Thought" Approach

Finding an Internship in France: A "Food for Thought" Approach

I have to say, that I’ve never been much of a fan of boats.

Scratch that.

I really dislike boats.

Scratch that again.

I downright despise boats of all kinds—ferries, canoes, cruises, kayaks, barges, rafts and yes, even those Parisian tourist transit vessels otherwise collectively known as "Batobus."

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21 Top Paris Expat Blogs & Websites We Love Reading.

21 Top Paris Expat Blogs & Websites We Love Reading.

There’s a blog for just about anything, it seems.

When it comes to Paris, the same applies.

Longtime residents in this enchanting city and Francophiles alike share their love for everything French, as well as the experiences they’ve had while living here.

Below are some of the blogs and websites we love, and are sure you will, too.

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Expat Insider: The Top 6 major Expat communities in Paris and how they help Parisian Expatriates.

Leaving your hometown and all that’s familiar is hard enough. But moving to another country? That’s a whole different ballgame. There’s the airport, the flirtatious taxi driver, and the slightly giddy feeling that you’re in over your head and maybe you’re not quite cut out for your new adventure. Adjusting might take a long time, or just a few minutes, depending on how much wine you need to drink as fortification. It’s a new culture and language, and you may wonder, “How will I survive here?”

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Social Media/Communication Intern Wanted

Social Media/Communication Intern Wanted

Expats Paris is looking to hire an intern with good knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape, including various social media platforms.

We are currently developing several products, establishing partnerships with influential Paris-based communities, and will soon be launching a communication campaign to promote these products.

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11 Lessons We Learned When We Got Hacked.

11 Lessons We Learned When We Got Hacked.

If you’ve ever been robbed, you’ll probably understand what it feels like to be hacked.

It’s as though you’ve been violated, and even if you recover the things that were stolen, you’ll always remember the experience.

This was how we felt here, at Expats Paris, when our website (yes, this exact website you’re on) was attacked late April this year. We were victims of a hacking operation against our entire system.

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Expats Paris Entrepreneurs’ Breakfast: We’re sharing our Social Media Marketing Strategy

Expats Paris Entrepreneurs’ Breakfast: We’re sharing our Social Media Marketing Strategy

When we started using social media at Expats Paris four years ago, we told ourselves that we had the right to make mistakes, to ask forgiveness rather than permission, and to always test everything.

Expats Paris is now on almost all major social media platforms and has an engaged community of followers and friends.

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