I’ve decided that instead of going for the long term 3 year visa, I’ll instead attempt to receive a student visa for one year. Reason being, it’s an easier process and I’ll be spending time in French classes anyway, so less hassle it is!
Last Tuesday I pre-registered for 12 weeks of classes at Alliances Françaises in Paris. What this entailed is going to their website and paying a preregistration fee for the 12 week session.
Yesterday I trekked down to the Post Office to get a $140 money order for my submission to CampusFranceUSA which is the French organization you must go through before meeting with the French consulate.
Overnighting it all into CampusFranceUSA today.