France radiates a special fascination. There are exciting cities, as well as endless beaches, wild coasts and snow-capped mountains. In addition, the Grande Nation has a rich cultural history and excellent cuisine to offer. An Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme internship abroad in France is good preparation for your professional life later on and a significant advantage when it comes to the job application process.
During an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme mobility you get to know the country, its people and culture better than any tourist. So, you not only collect bonus points for your CV, but also enjoy a genuine French way of life. An Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme project broadens anyone’s horizon. These trips provide insight into a new work culture that increases the understanding of French business partners and colleagues, as well as increasing social contacts too.
For an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme internship in France, you should definitely have a good knowledge of French. Although there are some international companies in France (especially in Paris) where English is spoken, it becomes very difficult in everyday life if you do not speak at least a little French. Your French knowledge need not be perfect, after all, the deepening and perfecting of French language skills is an important reason for taking part in an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme internship in France for many interns.
In addition to the duration of an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme mobility, the cost also depends heavily on where you complete your internship. For an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme adventure in Paris you have to plan to take significantly more money than for an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme internship in Lyon or Marseille. In the French capital, the rent and the cost of living is higher. Paris is certainly one of the most interesting cities for an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme internship abroad, but you should first think in detail about whether an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme internship in Paris is financially feasible. Further information can be found in the following blog article: How is my Erasmus+ or Turing SchemeStay Financed?
Popular Cities for Erasmus+ or Turing SchemeInternships
Paris the "city of love" has so many attractions that you could discover a new highlight every day. How about enjoying the magnificent view from the Eiffel Tower, visiting the many world-famous museums or taking a trip to the Palace of Versailles? Nice is not just for the rich and beautiful. This popular seaside resort on the Côte d'Azur has many restaurants and bars and there is something going on at any time of the day or night. If you walk along the beautiful promenade, stroll through the old town or go on a shopping trip, you can feel its Mediterranean flair.
Lyon is located near the ski resorts of the Alps between Paris and the Mediterranean Sea. The university town offers a beautiful old town and countless cultural events. While strolling through the alleys, visiting the market halls or taking a trip to see its fascinating surroundings you can experience the real France. Cannes is located directly on the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France. The popular seaside resort is known all over the world for its film festivals. Cannes is the perfect place for an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme internship if you want to experience the glamorous atmosphere live and also enjoy sun, sea and sand.
Montpellier has something to offer for everyone; culture lovers as well as sports freaks and nature lovers get their money's worth here. You can explore the historic old town, enjoy a drink at a café, have fun at the nightclubs or soak up the sun on the beautiful beaches. Bordeaux is world famous above all for its wine, but the university city has much more to offer. Particularly worth seeing are the historic old town and the waterfront along the Garonne. For more information about an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme internship in France, see our blog The most Popular Erasmus+ and Turing Scheme City in France.
French Labour Market
France is the sixth largest economy in the world and also one of the most important industrial sectors in Europe. It is economically both modern and broadly positioned. The French state has a guiding influence in economic and industrial policy. The most important industries in the country are services & tourism, energy, aviation, food & agriculture as well as chemicals, pharmaceutical products, electronics and luxury items. France has highly developed social security systems and a high level of regulation in its labour market. Different social security systems provide the population with comprehensive benefits in cases of disability, accidents at work, sickness, maternity, family and old age. Particular mention should be made of medical care and pensions.
We hope we have inspired you to apply for an internship in France. Get a quote for your Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme internship in France and contact us.