If I add up the cost of visa fees, pre-visa Campus France fees, certified translation fees, and flights (and this isn't even including the near inevitability of my needing to buy a new computer - netbook at least - before leaving), it's a fair bet that my study breaks this spring semester will not be spent shoe-shopping. (This is why, while I keep track of my finances other ways, I am not adding up exchange-student-specific costs separately.) Good thing Paris has cheap thrills as well. Wine, knobs of goat cheese that would cost $12 here but go for 2 euros there, and walks (dare I consider: jogs!) by the Seine await.