If you’re an expat, American or not, curious about living in France or looking for helpful advice, you’ve come to the right place. I hope to serve as a one-stop site for great expat links, news and original articles.
A bit about me: I’m an advertising and communications professional who moved to Chicago to work at Leo Burnett in October 2012, after spending 5 years in France (2007-2012) between teaching English in Lyon, doing graduate school in “”Communication d’Entreprise et Management à l’International” (International Corporate Communications and Management) at the University of Grenoble and working for 2 years at the ad agency New BBDO Paris. I previously studied abroad in Angers, France in 2004-2005 and interned at Sciences Po Paris in 2006, and lived in Paris as a toddler when my family was there from 1985-1987.
I’ve written for several online publications, done significant translation work and learned to love and appreciate France, French and the French people during my time there. I also developed strong relations not only with French friends but also with the expat community in France, working at the American Chamber of Commerce in Lyon and helping lead the University of Notre Dame Alumni Club of France.
I know about intercultural interactions and the effects they can have on a person or a company.
In Chicago I’m already networking within the French expat community here and will continue to update my blog with an expat perspective giving you news, tips and helpful links. My goal is to provide expats and potential expats with insight gained while living for several years in France as a student, intern, teacher and professional, as well as after forging strong bonds with the French.
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