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deux ans, tranquille :)

deux ans, tranquille :)

October 31, 2015 That is how long I can, as of today, legally stay in France without making another visit to the prefecture ! YAY !  Sometime last week I realized that I should probably verify the date of expiration of my current récépissé de demande de carte de séjour. If you’ve done this before … Continue reading

à la préfecture

à la préfecture

So I did want to get back to the topic of my once again pending French legality… I have been in France a year now (as of November 1, 2013) and what a year it’s been! A few months ago now, I went to the prefecture when I had my “appointment” that I had set … Continue reading

OFii Appointment!

OFii Appointment!

I have been waiting for, and dreading, today’s RDV since I first began reading about all of the hoops I would need to jump through to live and study in France for a while. But I come to you now, alive and well, not deported out of France after my OFii appointment to get my … Continue reading

The (somewhat) last piece of the puzzle

The (somewhat) last piece of the puzzle

I am thrilled to announce that I received my passport back from DC yesterday with, to quote myself, a shiny new French Student Visa!!! I am soooo happy! This was the last to-do in America administrative piece of the puzzle  before I left for my life changing journey! They did it so quickly I feel … Continue reading

WOOO!

WOOO!

So, perhaps you know what the woo is about. I got a call from the consulate at 2:08pm today, during my French  class. Needless to say I couldn’t concentrate on the remainder of my class (7 more minutes) until I knew what that voicemail said. I was sure they were calling to say, no thank you, we’d … Continue reading

Visa appointment this week…

Visa appointment this week…

I am getting nervous folks…I have my student visa appointment in Washington DC this Friday at 845am! I have filled out the paperwork, as of yesterday I feel that my file is complete. Here is what is included , in detail … the extra stuff (that they don’t specifically ask for) is in italics: Receipt for Appointment … Continue reading

I feel like a grown up – kind of

I feel like a grown up – kind of

So yesterday was my first official PhD Committee meeting. I have 5 American Professors and 1 Professor from Marseille, France (plus 2 extra French dissertation readers from Marseille). It made everything happening soon, the whole move to another country, feel more real. We discussed my project and plans for going back and forth between France … Continue reading

Alliance Française – Marseille + Student Visa

Alliance Française – Marseille + Student Visa

So, I am going to be taking classes in Marseille at the Alliance Française (AF). I found that to be the most internationally recognized and trusted of the French language learning institutes around the world and so, I put my trust in them…and their methods. Anyone have good experiences with this organization? Have you taken long … Continue reading

Busy Bee!!

Busy Bee!!

So, good news! I actually have the ball rolling now towards my visa! As of yesterday I paid my registration fees for Alliance Française and received my registration/enrollment document from them that I included with my CampusFrance application. I have spent a lot of money on this already but assuming this works out…no biggie! I got 4 … Continue reading