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Foreign student in France, the guide to find a job!

As an international student, you can fully finance part of your studies and stay by working. The arrangements differ depending on whether you are a national of the European Union, the European Economic Area or another country.

From the legal point of view

You have decided to continue your studies in France, and you are looking for a job in France? Different possibilities are available to you depending on your country of origin and the documents in your possession.

If you are a citizen of the European Union (or Switzerland), you can study in France without having to present a residence permit. You can also freely work as a student in France.

If you have a long-stay student visa or a temporary residence card marked “student,” the law authorizes you to engage in a professional activity provided that it does not occupy more than 60% of your time or 964 hours maximum per year.

It is up to the employer to carry out the hiring procedures. A declaration must be sent to the prefecture at least two working days before taking up the post. It should include information such as:

  • the company name
  • information about you and the employer
  • a copy of your residence permit or your VLS-TS
  • the nature of the job you will be doing
  • the duration of your contract
  • the number of annual working hours
  • the effective date of the contract

This document may be sent by e-mail, registered mail or fax for some prefectures. Please note that the formalities will be carried out either at the prefecture of your residence if you have a long-stay visa; or at the prefecture that issued the card if you have a residence permit.

multipotIf you want to work more than 964 hours per year, you will need to apply for a temporary work permit. This exception is granted in the context of studies whose curriculum is at least equivalent to a master’s degree. Some courses that include a sequence of salaried work also allow you to occupy a student job abroad for more than 60% of your time. This is the case of the doctoral student who holds a post to preparing his thesis, of the student who is taking a sandwich course or of the beneficiary of a research grant.

Finally, if you are in possession of a temporary long-stay visa, you will need a temporary work permit to do a student job. The number of working hours is limited to a maximum of 482 hours for a study period of 6 months. Your application must be submitted to the territorial unit of the “Direccte” (Direction Régionale des Entreprises, de la Concurrence, de la Consommation, du Travail et de l’Emploi) of your domicile. It is necessary to complete your file with your visa or residence permit as well as a promise of employment or a work contract.

Students receive a gross salary based on the minimum wage. Certain sectors such as investment banks and consulting firms offer better remuneration, particularly for students in their final year of “specialization” who commit themselves for a period of 6 months to a year. High-tech companies also offer good opportunities for those who get a job there.

In large student cities like Paris, Reims or Lille, the average salary can vary between 350 and 900 € depending on the activity. It should be noted that babysitting is more expensive in Paris and that working in fashion or modeling allows you to earn more, especially during specific events like fashion week.

Part-time work

Student small job part-time contract is often more suitable for an international student in France. Indeed, this is a post intended to be occupied for a period of less than the legal duration authorized per week, which is 35 hours. It has the advantage of being more flexible for students, even though the positions available are often available in the evenings or on weekends.

Hotels, restaurants, and sales are among the sectors that recruit the most. Other student jobs such as babysitting, translation or language teaching are more easily accessible to foreigners.
To put all the chances on your side, do not hesitate to value your knowledge of several languages, your experience in other countries and your field of specialization.

Hope this will help you!

Karcher SC3 my Review

Ok for those of you that know me, you are now aware that cleaning is something that I really hate!!! When I say “really” hate I mean REALLY hate it!

If there is one appliance that quickly becomes a necessity when looking to save time on home cleaning chores, it is the steam cleaner. We still have to find the right model right?

If you are looking for a cheap entry-level steam cleaner, I highly recommend the SC2. If you’re looking for a top-of-the-range model, the SC4 Karcher steam cleaner is a bit better than the SC3.

I have tested for you the device that sits between these two cleaners: the Karcher SC3 (Fiche technique du Karcher SC3).

It has an excellent price and performance ratio, but this is not the only advantage.


what's in the box


I will be introducing the others in this comprehensive test of the Karcher SC3 steam cleaner.

Karcher SC3 My Presentation:

This steam cleaner has an ultra-fast heating time of 30 seconds only.

This SC3 Karcher has a power of 1900 watts, a maximum steam output of 100 gr/mn at a pressure of 3.5 bar. It is equipped with a steam regulator. You will be able to adapt the steam to your type of floor and adjust it according to the degree of dirt on your surface.


Regarding safety, nothing is left to chance here. This steam cleaner has a safety valve that prevents the tank from opening when under pressure and thus avoids any risk of burns. It also has a child safety device.

The lifespan of this Karcher SC3 cleaner is optimised thanks to an integrated descaling cartridge. Its tank has a capacity of 1 liter and can be filled at any time. This way, you won’t waste time during your cleaning session.

Handling and operation

handheld steam accessory
Handheld steam accessory for carpets

This steam cleaner SC3 is very easy to use but also very handy with its weight of 3.5 kg. It’s 4 m electric cable gives you a long range of action without unplugging the plug.

Thanks to its various accessories, this steam cleaner can clean wall and floor tiles, hobs, hoods, fume hoods, soft walls, etc. A floor nozzle with swivel axis, one pencil jet nozzle, one round brush, a hand nozzle and other accessories are supplied with the unit.

Technical characteristics:

  • Power: 1900 watts
  • Maximum vapor pressure: 3.5 bar
  • Heating time: 30 seconds
  • Steam capacity: 100 g/mn
  • Tank capacity: 1 L
  • Weight: 3.5 kg
  • Supplied with descaling cartridge, 1 round brush, 1 nozzle for floor and floor mop, 1 jet pencil nozzle, 1 hand nozzle, microfiber hat.

My honest opinion

This SC3 steam cleaner impressed us with its maneuverability, ease of use and performance.

It is a model that is perfect for small washes and has the power to remove even the most encrusted dirt. Its speedy heating time is a real asset. It is a pity, however, that it does not come with a window squeegee.

This steam cleaner SC3 is a high performance, high-quality steam cleaner and that’s why I recommend it without hesitation.