I also spent today researching things like accommodation and living costs in Grenoble on thirdyearabroad.com, which I can see becoming a staple in my life in the lead-up and during my year abroad! However, I'm not sure if looking stuff up has scared me more, or made me more excited. Reading about girls' experiences with 'les jeunes' and 'la racaille' has panicked me a little bit, but others haven't posted anything about it, so surely it can't be that bad? And reading about the skiing and cafés has put a little smile on my face. Any input or advice from anyone would be appreciated, whether you think it'll be helpful or not!