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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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Top 10 reasons we think you should attend this TEDx TALK in Paris.

Top 10 reasons we think you should attend this TEDx TALK in Paris.

TED, which stands for technology, entertainment and design, began as a conference in 1984 and is now a global platform that covers many topics in multiple languages. The nonprofit believes that ideas should be shared and spread, leading to energetic, vibrant conversation. These ideas are shared at events via talks, videos and other presentations, with the aim of fostering discussion to enable growth.

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CIARA: The Story of a Young English-Speaking Hairstylist in Paris.

CIARA: The Story of a Young English-Speaking Hairstylist in Paris.

Her journey as a hairstylist started as a 6-year-old tomboy growing up in a household of three brothers. Although she was against anything girly at this age, she would accompany her mother to the hair salon and sit in awe as she watched the stylist entwine hair between their fingers as they curled, cut, coloured, and created styles that seemed to defy gravity. She would dash home and spend hours recreating looks on dolls while begging my mother to let her live out her inspirations on her long tresses, and as the years went by, her passion for hair only grew.

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#ExpatsParisChat: Introducing the Expats Paris Weekly Twitter Chats.

#ExpatsParisChat: Introducing the Expats Paris Weekly Twitter Chats.

One of our strategies for reaching out to and engaging with the Parisian Expatriates' community has always been a social media-based one. So far, we’ve been successful in growing a large community on Twitter, facebook, Google Plus, Pinterest and currently working harder to grow it on other platforms like Tumblr, Linkedin, Instagram and many others.

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