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Ça y est, j'ai trouvé mon logement en France.
That is it, I have found my accommodation in France.
Bienvenue chez moi.
Welcome to my home.
Comment j'ai fait ?
How did I do?
Je vais tout raconter.
I will tell you everything.
Avant d'arriver, j'ai préféré réserver un hébergement temporaire sur Internet.
Before my arrival, I chose to book temporary accommodation online.
Comme ça, en arrivant, j'ai pu me familiariser rapidement avec mon nouvel environnement et me concentrer sur les démarches à accomplir.
I was then able to quickly get acquainted with my new environment and to focus on the next steps.
D'abord, j'ai préparé mon dossier.
First, I prepared my application file.
Plusieurs même, pour être sûr.
Several of them, just to be sure.
Dedans, j'y ai mis : une copie de mon passeport, mon relevé bancaire, une attestation de revenus.
I included a copy of my passport, my bank statement and a certificate of income.
Comme j'avais un garant français, j'ai indiqué ses coordonnées.
Since I had a French guarantor, I indicated his contact details.
Sinon, j'aurais pu demander visale, une caution locative gratuite.
Otherwise, I could have applied for Visale, a free rental deposit system.
Ensuite, j'ai découvert qu'il y avait plein d'hébergements possibles.
Then I discovered that there were plenty of accommodations available.
Certaines écoles ont leur propre résidence.
Some schools have their own residence.
Sinon, il y a les chambres des cités universitaires du CROUS, de la Cité internationale universitaire de Paris, ou encore des résidences étudiantes privées.
Otherwise, there are rooms in the student residences of the CROUS, of the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris, or private student residences.
Pour se plonger au cœur de la culture française, on peut aussi loger chez l'habitant.
To immerse yourself in the heart of French culture, you can also stay with a local.
Contre un service rendu, la chambre peut être moins chère, ou même gratuite.
The room may be cheaper or even free in return for a service.
Il y a aussi les bailleurs privés, qui proposent studios et appartements à la location.
There are also private lessors offering studios and apartments for rent.
Et en colocation, ça permet de partager les frais.
And apartment-sharing allow you to share the costs.
Il y a même des foyers de jeunes ou d'étudiants.
There are even youth or student hostels.
Moi, j'ai choisi une chambre en résidence universitaire.
As for me, I chose a room in a student residence.
J'aime l'idée d'être entouré d'autres étudiants de France, comme des quatre coins du monde.
I like the idea of being surrounded by other students from France and from all over the world.
Hier, j'ai signé mon contrat de bail et j'ai souscrit une assurance habitation.
Yesterday, I signed my lease contract and I took out home insurance.
Et ici, je n'ai même pas besoin de prendre un abonnement pour l'électricité et le gaz.
Here, I don't even need to take out a subscription for electricity and gas.
Je peux maintenant profiter sereinement de mon nouveau chez-moi.
I can now serenely enjoy my new home.
Allez on déballe les cartons.
Come on, let's unpack the boxes.
Et si tu as d'autres questions, rendez-vous sur campusfrance.org.
And if you have more questions, go to campusfrance.org.
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