paris-night-sky-france-cityWorking in France


Your biggest hurdle to finding work in France may be your lack of a work visa if you are not an EU citizen. See the US Embassy in France Guide for US Citizens Living in France: and click on Employment in France.

And here is the commentary about employment on the Embassy of France in Washington site:

If you do not have EU nationality, then you would have to find an employer who would be willing to obtain a work visa for you.
Another possibility: The French Ministry of Education offers teaching assistantships to US citizens. Several Wellesley alumnae have participated in this program.For info, see

For more information, you may also contact the following alumnae with questions regarding the program in general, and their experiences more specifically:
Yuri Cartier (2005) -
Véronique Khérian (née Chau) (2005) -
Caitlin Cahill (2006) -
Maggie Siebens (2009) -
Esther Hugenberger (2010) -
Cara McGarian (2010) -
Orly Reine Sibony (2010) -
Glenna Moran (2011) -
Tiffany Pyen (2011) -
Kathy Zhang (2011) -
Tips from Lisa Fleury '83,

Beyond the Bac - Higher Education in France & Abroad has a lot of information on the French higher education system and different types of programs (medical and law studies; university masters and specialized masters at Grandes Ecoles, for instance.)  To order the book, see
See the website of Campus France, the French national agency for the promotion of higher education, international student services, and international mobility: Campus France handles student visas to France.