The single most valuable resources available to American expatriates living in France are the numerous associations whose mission it is to provide support, helpful advice, and a sense of community to both those trying to adjust to their new life abroad and to veteran expatriates who have decided to make France their permanent home. We got the chance to talk with a representative of one such group, the Women of the American Church in Paris. Here’s what Christy de Looper, President of the organization, had to say:
Who belongs to your group?
Anyone is welcome to join our group who lives in the Paris area and speaks English. If you come to any activity you are a member. We have no membership fees.
What is your mission?
To provide spiritual and social activities for English-speaking women (and men) living in the Paris area. To connect people with people in a caring environment and to help them make the most of their time here.
Tell us about your publications.
We publish the “Bloom Where You’re Planted – How to live in France” book every year. This book is the definitive English-speakers guidebook to living in France with approximately 300 pages of helpful information.
The book covers such topics as – Cultural Adjustment, Financial and Legal information, Transportation, Handicapped access, Culture and Entertainment and much more. It also includes information on the many English-speaking organizations and services in the Paris area.
We also produce a monthly newsletter – available on our website. This is the best way to keep up to date with the various activities of our organization. > Subscribe now
How can we contact you?
You can visit the American Church in Paris’ website : www.acparis.org