From the sleepy, quaint towns of the north to the sunny coasts of the south, France has a lot to offer to not only the average tourist, but also to those considering moving abroad. France acts as a particularly attractive beacon to those who may be trapped in an unhealthy work-life balance and need a change of pace. France is a wonderful option for those considering higher education.
Many black women decide to pursue post-secondary education in order to gain some type of capital, and therefore more freedom and access to a better standard of living. Coming from a country such as America, where the cost of education is astronomically high, I find the price of education in France to be a godsend. With countless black women going into debt and being unable to build generational wealth due to their hefty investment in their education, I wish for more black women to consider countries such as France to continue their studies.
Although France has recently raised their cost of attendance for those living outside of the European Union, there still remain universities dedicated to keeping education affordable who have kept their fees low. And even with the recently raised costs, 2000€ per year certainly sounds a lot more enticing than $60,000 or £15,000 per year. Since I, myself, have accumulated massive amounts of debt getting my undergraduate degree in the US, I know I’ll be looking into Master’s programs in France very soon. I wish to encourage black women to widen their breadth of options concerning where they choose to pursue higher education, because education is something that should propel you forward in life, not hold you back.