Discover the foolproof checklist to prepare for your arrival!

Discover the infallible checklist to prepare for your arrival!

It's complicated for mobile students to arrive in France and find their way around the French system!

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Welcome to the French adventure:

If the idea of navigating the French administrative maze makes you break out in a cold sweat, don’t panic! Dare&Go is here to help you. Read on as we reveal the secrets to getting your stay in Bordeaux off on the right foot. 🎈

Steps to take as soon as possible:

🎉 Congratulations! Your French university/school is opening its doors to you. But before you celebrate over a glass of wine 🍷 (this is Bordeaux after all!), here’s a list of steps to check off:

The magic case of essential documents :

Before boarding the plane ✈️, make sure you have these little treasures:

🦸‍♀️ Our tip: Take photos of all those precious papers and save them on a drive. That way, you’ll never be caught unprepared.

Visa or no visa?

This is the big question! If you’re coming from outside the European Union, this is a crucial step. It takes between 15 and 45 days to get it. Find out if you’re concerned, and what you need to do.

Finding a roof 🏠:

Searching for a home can seem like a treasure hunt. The good news is that you can do it remotely! Check out our tools here: Housing Guide. And don’t forget: universities sometimes have good plans, like CROUS.

A guarantor for your home:

It’s like a superhero 🦸 for your accommodation. With VISALE, you get a free guarantor depending on the cost of your rent. That’s one less thing to worry about!

Home insurance :

Do you have a flat? Way to go, champ! 🏆 But don’t forget to insure it. Find out about the best offers with this comparison tool. See also our article on insurance.

The CAF :

Apply for caf quickly enough to qualify for housing benefit! We explain it all here.

The best web site to help you !

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The CAF:
stands for "Caisse des Allocations Familiales". It is a financial support in France. Especially to help you pay your rent.

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