“Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs!” by Farrah Gray – Let’s follow your dream in France!
France or French Republic is a developed country and has been one of the most powerful countries in the world. It is the global center of art, science, and philosophy and they are the world’s seventh-largest economy. France is a member of the Group of Seven, leading industrialized countries. Also, there are industries of transportation, telecommunications, food industry, pharmaceutical products, tourism and luxury goods (leather goods, ready-made garments Perfume and liquor) that lead its economy. Financial services, banking and the insurance sectors are also important parts of their economy. Tourism is also one of them. It is ranked as the first tourist destination and has been the most visited country in the world with nearly 90 million foreign visitors every year. It is a wonderful opportunity to study in France and discover your true self.
Charming and unique France
France has also the world’s fifth-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There are 37 sites registered and a long tentative lists nationwide. For example, Fontainebleau, Versailles and Banks of the Seine in Paris. Le Havre and Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy region are also one of them. Its other major cities are Marseille, Lyon, and Toulouse. Every city has its own unique beauty. Some of their most visited sites are Eiffel Tower, which is a symbol of the city, Chateau de Versailles, Sainte-Chapelle, Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. It is also an only location of Disneyland in Europe. It is no wonder why France is forever the most tourists visited country. Let’s invest your precious time when you go study in France.
Higher education country
France is one of the destinations of foreign students. Some has said that French is one of the most romantic and sexiest languages in the world. There are therefore many good language institutions in France’s major cities. Their good private high schools that accept international students are located nationwide. Some of their famous colleges and universities are Paris Sciences et Letters Research University, Ecole Polytechnique and Sorbonne University. This country is perfect for older students who can take good care of themselves and want to study French or go to its higher education.
Long-term language courses are also very popular as there are schools open to students all year round. With the beauty of the landscape and many tourist attractions, many Thai students choose to go study in France too. Even though the tuition fees and living costs in France are relatively high, it is rather manageable with good budget planning. Evaluation and flexibility are what you need to enjoy your time fully. Study in France is like the first step in starting your dreams.
Living in France
With a mass transportation system, travelling in France is so convenient. There are trains and public buses available. People also like to walk here. Most shops, restaurants, convenient stores and department stores are in the city center. Local markets are important because it is where you can buy food at good price. Living with a local host family provided by school is highly recommended accommodation because you will get to really live a language and learn their cultures as well. It is safe and save. You can also choose to live with your friends in a shared apartment or student dormitory with extra budget.
Some common activity after school is to sit in a park with a good book and a cup of coffee. Planning a trip to another city with your friends on holidays is also very interesting. There is an independent organization named Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, which mean “The Most Beautiful Villages of France”, founded to promote and preserving the legacy of the villages. Every village here is beautiful and classic; for example, the village of Eguisheim in Alsace, which they say it is the most beautiful village in France, or the village of Rochefort en Terre in Brittany, which is cute and colorful or the village of Vezelay in Burgundy, which is registered as a world heritage site as well. By all mean, studying in France definitely is the beginning to travel the world.