Month: July 2017

50 Reasons You Will Never Be French

50 Reasons You Will Never Be French

Sorry, it’s not you…it’s France. Unlike if you immigrate to America, you can live in France for 30 years and never truly be considered a local.

To my husband, Mickey Mouse is French

To my husband, Mickey Mouse is French

Okay fine, we all knew Belle speaks French (Bonjour!), but it is a bit jarring at first to hear Mickey, Captain Hook and Wendy from Peter Pan en française when you go to Disneyland Paris.

10 Books to Read Before Moving to France

10 Books to Read Before Moving to France

If I spent as much time reading about other people’s adventures in France as I did actually learning French, I’d be fluent many times over. Unfortunately for me, I find the stories of the Americans, Canadians, Brits and Australians who came before me to be much more interesting than doing the hard work of picking up a language. My loss is your gain. Here are my book recommendations if you’re looking to learn more about moving to France, the French language and French culture. These reads will give you a good idea of what to expect of life in France.

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Here’s What Happens at Your OFII Meeting + Medical Appointment

Here’s What Happens at Your OFII Meeting + Medical Appointment

Once you’ve arrived in France with your Visa Long Sejour (see my guide for that process), you need to contact the Office Français de l’Immigration et de l’Intégration (OFII) and register with the government. You have a couple of required meetings to get the official […]