Ma Vie in France

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Ma Vie in France
An analysis and cultural comparison about my life as an American living and working in France.
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  • The Aftermath of the American Election 3 weeks ago I'll admit, I wanted to post sooner but I have been avoiding the elephant in the room: politics and the American election.We talked a lot about the election in my lessons with my students, starting with the primaries last winter. We looked at the general election procedure, talked about the big...
  • My Favorite Places in France... 10 months ago One of my favorite things about living in France is discovering the country. I've learned a lot about French culture and history from visiting some of the major cities and regions. But what I find equally interesting is discovering the countryside, tiny villages and hamlets. There are hidden...
  • Why the French Don't Get Fat 1 year ago If you were intrigued by this title and are looking for the answer to this question, I'm sorry to disappoint. There is no magical French anti-fat gene. The French do, in fact, "get fat". I chose this title because it's a common stereotype we hear of the French, things like "they eat all that...
  • Paris, the Center of the Universe 1 year ago When I returned home to the US this Christmas, I got a lot of questions about what happened in Paris, and how people are coping. Since the tragic events in Paris on November 13, I've visited the city twice. To be quite honest, things seem to have really gone back to normal. There is still...
  • A Survival Guide to France 1 year ago Way back when (it seems like a lifetime ago) I was teaching French at the university level in the United States. One semester in particular, I had a group of architecture students who had never studied French and who I needed to prepare to go abroad in one semester.I've just found some of the final... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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09:25 AM September 16, 2015

You are very descriptive of your experiences in France, and your stories are very helpful to a person who is considering making the move out of the US. Thank you for sharing your experiences and advice!

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