Any tips for studying abroad in France
January 31, 2006 7:06 AM Subscribe
As a college sophomore, I plan on studying abroad in France for a full scholastic year in the fall. To anyone else who has been in Europe for an extended period of time: I am trying to pack light, but what sort of things would you consider bringing that are either necessities or very helpful? Also, any other tips on getting along with the French, or helpful hints about Europe in general?
I am going to be staying in the southern part of France, in Montpelier. I am considering bringing a laptop so I can watch my DVDs, upload pictures, etc., but I won't have internet access on a regular basis so I am debating the risk that it gets lost/stolen/destroyed. What kind of clothing would go best? Any help on social faux pas (ha) with the French?
I would also appreciate any help I could get with regards to airfare, which is currently very high. And the electric outlet converter, could you plug a US power strip into it and use that? Or would that overload the outlet?
Thanks so much!