Moving to France

  1. Hello,

    My situtation is pretty complex and I would very much appreciate any help. I'm in my third year of high school and college at the same time due to a program called dual enrollment. This means that I will graduate high school with two years of college. I want to move to France, but eveything about the education is different and just confuses me. I know every word in the french language, but I often can't respond because I speak creole. This can easily be fixed by taking a few french courses in college..(right?)

    Should I get my degree here? If so, how hard (if even possible) will it be for me to work in france after words.
    should I get my degree in france? ( I would have to know what courses to take to go directly to a french university from US High school) If a problem occurs and I have a french degree, will it be too hard to get work in the US? Another thing about this option is.. Supporting myself while there. I will still be 17 when I graduate and so my mom will send me $600 because I will still be a minor. How else can I support myself?

    I really want to do this and it's very complicated so I will very much appreciate detailed answers, but anything is OK.
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  3. by   kittykatty
    Parisian french is very different than creole or canadian french but it will help to know the words I guess but the syntax is different, 600.00 will not get you very far in France not unless you are living in the countryside--but I don't think you will be. I think getting a job there while in school would be very hard but you could contact the French embassy at the nearest city to you and find out the particulars. If it were me I would get my degree here first then go over to work. A few months living over there and you will be very good with the language. Good Luck
  4. by   XB9S
    There is quite a big thread around here somewhere about nursing in France, give me a minute I will see if I can find it
  5. by   XB9S
    Here you go

    There is quite a bit of information in there and we have a few members from France who have responded and answered some of the questions posed
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Also in what capacity will you be moving to France? Student or citizen? to be honest $600 isn't a lot and will not go far
  7. by   cassy94
    Thanks for the replies I have read the other "france" forums, but they didn't have the answers that I need. What I got from your replies is... I should probably get my degree here because I couldn't work and go to school at the same time at france.

    I think that still leaves a problem. Even with a US nursing degree, i'd probably have to go back to school in france because the degrees or diplomas aren't equivalent.( That's what I got from the other forums).
  8. by   Silverdragon102
    If you are planning on training as a nurse in France then you generally pay a lot higher fees and still have to be able to live and support self whilst doing it. If your plan is to live and work in France then if not from within the EU may have problems and it does appear to be the case that if not trained within the EU then you have to do further study
  9. by   cassy94
    Oh OK thank you Silverdragon102
    basically it doesn't work either way right? I wonder how other people do it. I did some research online and there is a possibility that I can teach english while there to earn some cash, but I don't think I even want to know the pain in the butt steps to do that.
  10. by   Ginger's Mom

    Any chance you could do a student exchange either in high school or college ? I f you live with a host family you may find all the tricks how people make it happen.

    Could you talk to your guidance counselor ?
  11. by   cassy94

    Thanks for replying. I never thought of student exchange. I will contact my counselor (didn't think of that either). I will definitly look at some programs but, I wonder if I get credit in both countries... Great idea thanks again
  12. by   Ginger's Mom
    My experience has been if it a school program that the school sponsors it should be accepted both places. Best of Luck, and let us know how you make out.

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