You think you might be pregnant and you’re not sure what to do first? You might have a lot of thoughts and questions about navigating pregnancy while living in France. Let’s cover some of the basic first few steps to take!
As an American living in France, I’ve noticed many differences between healthcare in the United States and France. Going to the doctor in France is a cultural experience in and of itself. By now, I’ve been to several different types of health professionals in France, from general doctors to specialists. Here are some culture shocks I’ve personally experienced at the doctor’s office in France.
Thanksgiving is a major American holiday and if you’re wondering what French people think of our Turkey Day traditions, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some Thanksgiving customs that people in France might find a bit surprising or unusual.
Wondering how to request and renew the carte de séjour “vie privée et familiale” (CdS VPF) using the new online procedure? As the spouse of a French citizen, I recently went through the process of renewing my VPF card and have detailed my entire experience in this post. Additionally, I was approved, not only to renew my right to stay in France but was also granted the 10-year carte de résident as the spouse of a French citizen.
France launches an annual flu vaccination campaign every autumn. Here’s what you need to know about where and how to get your flu shot in France.
It’s been over four years since I quit my teaching gig and packed up my bags to join my Frenchman in France. The Américaine in France blog started as a way to keep me busy during the transition of an international move, but it has turned into so much more. I can’t thank you enough for joining me on this adventure! I am so grateful for this community that we’ve created together. Let’s celebrate with a roundup of highlights from four years of life in France.
There are pros and cons everywhere and France is no exception. Out of fairness, I’ve put together a list of positive and negative aspects of life in France to encompass both sides to this discussion. You can’t talk about the advantages without mentioning the disadvantages!
As a freelancer (autoentrepeneur) working in France, I have clients in different countries around the world, including in the United States. My preference is to receive payments in euros and to lose as little money as possible in the process, of course! Here are some different ways you can get paid by international clients in order to maximize your profits.
When you’re thousands of miles apart and you can’t be together, Mother’s Day might look a bit different than what you’re used to. If you’re in need of ideas, here are a few creative and unique ways you can make Mom feel special even when you are celebrating Mother’s Day long distance.
Mark your calendars! Here are this year’s key income tax filing dates, deadlines, and extensions for US citizens living in France.