Your Money Guide To Studying Abroad in France ft. Shaeann Yee Loy

Shaeann just wrapped up her first year abroad in Lille, France and her experience so far has been nothing short of an adventure.

When it comes to moving abroad, one of the most frequently asked questions from our Caribbean Millennial community is always:

How much money will I need to save?

…. and as you can imagine, the answer always varies! As Shaeann explains, there are quite a few factors to take into consideration that will determine the budget you’d need to ensure that you’re not putting a financial strain on yourself as you make such a big move.

Some questions to consider:

  • Why are you moving abroad?
    • Will you be studying abroad? Or are you moving for work?
  • If you’re moving abroad to study, do you have to pay tuition fees? Is accommodation provided?
  • What is the application process like? Are there any costs involved?
  • What kind of lifestyle do you enjoy?
    • Are you going to be travelling every chance you get?
    • Can you cut back on eating out every weekend? Or getting drinks twice a week?
Shaeann repping Trinidad and Tobago in Paris, France.

If you’re considering a move abroad, these questions are just some things you can start asking yourself to prepare for budgeting and bringing your dream of living in France (or elsewhere) to life.

Tune into this episode to listen in as Shaeann gives us a quick breakdown of all the expenses she saved up for, what tricks she used to save up for her year in France, and invaluable advice about all the small things you probably hadn’t considered saving up for as you think about your move abroad.



Shaeann recently launched her very own travel blog Shae Gone Foreign, the perfect resource for all the travel curious Caribbean Millennials in our community who have their hearts set on living in France! Be sure to check out her page for everything related to living and studying abroad!

Bacchanal Abroad is for the Caribbean Millennial who is curious about the world of travel and the travel possibilities that await them. If that’s you and you’ve enjoyed this week’s episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify!

What do you think will be the most expensive part of your move abroad?

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