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France is the leading destination for tourism and Paris has been ranked as the best city to study (QS). The country offers one of the most prestigious education systems in the world. Studying in France also means joining a society rightly renowned for its practice of the ‘art of living.’
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You know what they say: it's not what you know but who you know. That old cliché turned out to be true for Raha Vafaei: while completing her master's degree in engineering at the University of British Columbia, she worked with a French researcher who would go on to become her PhD supervisor at the Grenoble Institute of Technology in France.
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By Cassandra Jowett, TalentEgg.ca Shivani Mukerji had always wanted to study abroad, but she was told it’s too expensive to complete an entire degree outside of your home country – those international student fees can be killer! She didn’t let that stop her, though: “Studying abroad for just one semester was the next best thing,” she says.
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Do you know that France is the third biggest destination in the world for international students, behind the United States, and the United Kingdom and ahead of Australia, Germany and Canada? In 2009, 266 000 international students pursued their studies in France, making up 12% of the total number of students at French institutions.Why do they choose France?
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Still Wondering "Why France"? In today's globalized higher education, France is one of the most attractive countries for foreign students, it being the ideal place from which to discover Europe. Students in France enjoy lower tuition fees, equal to those paid by the French, and can obtain the same degrees; the health care system is modern and accessible; public transportation is easy and affordable;…
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When we think of Paris, what immediately comes to mind is the beautiful silhouette of the Eiffel Tower, the romantic view of the Seine, the dazzling lights of the Champs Elysées, and of course, fashion. Choosing a school is difficult, and choosing where to relocate for one's studies may add to the pressure of making the right decision. One thing to keep in mind…
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FRANCE / QUICK FACTS

French Republic

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Form of government: Presidential Republic

Population: 64,057,792 (2010 estimate)

Capital: Paris

Area: 543, 965 km2, 210, 026 sq mi

Largest cities: Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Nice

Ethnic groups: Celtic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, North African, Indochinese, Basque minorities

Language: French 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish)

Religious affiliations: Roman Catholic 83%-88%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 5%-10%, unaffiliated 4%

Education expenditure as a share of gross national product (GDP): 5.7% (2005)

Number of years of compulsory schooling: 11 years (2008)

Monetary unit* 1 Euro (€), consisting of 100 cents

Economy: Agriculture (wheat, grapes, sugar beets, maize, barley, potatoes, apples, livestock, dairy products), Manufacturing (food products, transportation equipment, non electrical machinery, electrical machinery, metals, metal products)

Major trade partners for exports: Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, United States, and Italy

Major trade partners for imports: Germany, Belgium, Italy, United Kingdom, and United States

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