Ehh its just my opinion that so many grads want to travel to europe making the competition to get a good stage just a hell of alot harder.
To be honest i wouldnt jump head first into france without having certainty that i would have a place to live, food to eat , and a job when i get there , simply because the competition is fierce. Do you have any idea how many grads actually attempt to live in france trying to get a stage or a full time job cooking , its hard trust me.
I would probably go to france though if i had a hell of a good resume , and alot of experience under my belt.
Remembering that the world is huge and food culture can be found anywhere.
I have lived in NY and lived in Brasil , worked in bars , buffets , and now at a modern italian restaurant.
If i were you i would first get a job , save up some money guaranteeing you wont starve in a new country , and attempt to travel to any country in hopes of gaining more experience.
Next year im going to the amazons , to plan on studying native cuisine for a month or two , after that who knows.
Regardless thats my 2 cents spend them how u wish...