Michael Barrett


Michael Barrett is a talented American man with roots in Chicago and Washington D.C. He recently moved back to Chicago to work at advertising agency Leo Burnett after 5 years in France. He lived in Lyon, Grenoble and Paris as an English teacher, graduate student and communications professional both with AmCham Rhone-Alpes and ad agency New BBDO Paris. He got his Masters degree in "communication d’entreprise et management à l’international” at the University of Grenoble. He has also studied abroad in Angers, interned at Sciences Po Paris and taught English in Lyon. Very active within the American community of France, he is a communication consultant, freelance translator, and English teacher. He writes a must-read blog for expats called American Expat In France. From his location in the US, he will still advise expats and potential expats regarding life in France. You can take the man out of France, but not the France out of the man. Michael can be reached at: