Take good notes, go to class, learn to write a dissertation, practice as much as you can, and get involved in off-campus activities to meet people and use your language skills.
Kayte McGuire, Concordia College-Moorhead, Spring 2009
The 12-25 card is a must for the student traveler. Alex was a terrific resource for most questions about everyday problems, and I greatly appreciated his efforts. For any student, it is most important to overcome self-conciousness when it comes to speaking a new language. If your grammar isn't perfect, so what? The best way to make friends is to go out and live! Go to bars even if you don't drink; you can still interact, meet new people, and of course, speak French!
Michael Kuncio, University of Scranton, Fall 2008
Enjoy the boulangeries! Get a bike if you live to far to walk. Explore la Petite France.
Colleen Hamilton, Manchester College, 2007-2008
The city is really beautiful and has a lot of cultural and social activities. Be sure to spend a lot of time exploring the city. I would recommend reading about the history of the city to better appreciate all of the city's landmarks. French students tend not to introduce themselves, so the best way to make friends--and practice your French--is to approach them first. Try to visit different student cafeterias around town, they're cheap and it's a great way to meet French students.
Tara Lewis, Princeton University , Spring 2009