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.
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.
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!
If you’re an American expat living in France, I bet you’ll relate to many of the perspectives on this list! And if you’re thinking about moving to France, read on to get an idea of what kinds of situations you might find yourself in when adapting to life in France as an American.
Are you nervous about going to the gynecologist in France? I completely understand. I was anxious about it, too! (Particularly when I heard about the *no gown* situation 😬) Here’s everything you need to know about going to the French gynecologist, including my personal experience of getting my first well-woman exam in France, so that you have a better idea of what to expect for your first time!
Surely, I’m not the only one to have held a false stereotype about the French? Before traveling to France, I definitely had certain expectations about French people and the country itself. As it turns out, some of my beliefs were inaccurate and nothing but misconceptions and stereotypes!
Ever wonder what the United States of America looks like through the eyes of a French person?
My French husband, Jonathan, has visited the United States multiple times at this point. He’s no longer shocked by what he sees. However, there are a number of things that initially stood out to him regarding American culture and norms. Here are some things that my French husband found surprising when he first encountered them in the USA.
Living abroad is an incredible opportunity and I feel very fortunate to have been able to make it my reality. There are certain aspects of life abroad that you can only truly understand if you’ve lived abroad yourself. If you’ve ever moved away from your home country to experience a life abroad, you will certainly be able to identify with many of the realizations and truths on this list.