“Watching American TV in France is not easy, but it is possible”, says John Fonseca, an international American entrepreneur in Paris born in Colombia and raised in L.A. who has lived in the Paris area for 11 years as Founder and Director of respiratory products distributor Pulmomed. This is great [...]
It’s that time of year again… Well, once every 4 years at least. November 6, 2012 is Election Day in the US for the Presidency as well as Congress. The two main candidates, Democrat incumbent Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, are quite close in the polls at the moment. It will certainly be [...]
In the 2010 PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) study, organized by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the French education system was ranked [...]
If your are looking to catch the big game on TV, there is certainly no shortage of sports bars in France, especially in Paris, But what about watching—or even better, playing— American sports? Contrary to what you might have thought, you do have options when it comes to playing and watching American football and [...]
Look down at your computer or laptop keyboard. What kind is it? AZERTY or QWERTY? These letters signify of course the top left six letters on the keyboard, AZERTY being on French versions and QWERTY on American and other types.
This is actually one of the most commonly cited Franco-American differences that affects daily [...]
The American Clubs Newsletter is a newsletter that reports most of the American Events taking place weekly in France. Aurélien Cottet, the founder of The American Clubs (TAC), was pleased to answer my questions about this venture.
Tell me about TAC—when was it founded, what are its missions ?
The TAC is the [...]
I started my website in 1999, writing about recipes and other things I was doing. I had also released my first cookbook, Room for Dessert, and wanted a site to work in [...]
Can you please introduce yourself?
My name is Franzie Jeanlouis. I’m an American Life Coach-Teacher-Singer-Songwriter who’s been living in Toulouse, on and off, for the past sixteen years.
How did you get interested in Haiti? [...]
According to its website, the Association of Americans Resident Overseas (AARO – pronounced “arrow”), founded in Paris in 1973, is a support group that “has worked to change laws and policies to ensure that Americans abroad receive the same benefits and protection as citizens in [...]
I recently had the great honor of interviewing Paula Lucas. She is the Founder & Executive Director of The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center. Paula was kind enough to share her personal story about domestic violence and how it lead her to build from the ground up an organization that now helps hundreds [...]
As an American living in the Rhône-Alpes region since 2007 (Lyon and Grenoble), I have met many fellow American expats thanks to the networking events organized by the American Chamber of Commerce, Rhône-Alpes-Auvergne Chapter, (referred to in this article as AmCham RA).
It is part of the national AmCham network based [...]
Thanksgiving is a special holiday, a time most Americans associate with being with family and eating a wonderfully copious meal. It’s no surprise then that this time of year can be one of the most common for homesickness as an expat living in France. But there are groups that help Americans adjust to life [...]
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