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.
What It’s Like Going to the Gynecologist in France
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!
4 Misconceptions I Had About France
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!
6 American Things That Surprised My French Husband
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.
10 Things You’ll Only Understand if You’ve Lived Abroad
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.
Tips for Americans Driving in France
Driving by car is a great way to explore France, travel on your own schedule, and see areas of the country that are harder to access by public transportation. As an American, you’ll find that driving in France is not all that different from driving in the United States. Let’s look at some of the key differences and important road signs so that you know what to expect when driving in France.
Typical School Supplies in France
La rentrée ! Back to school time in France! Let’s take a look at some typical school supplies that students in France need for the classroom.
8 Things I Own Since Moving to France
If you told me 5 years ago that I would own all of these household items, I wouldn’t have believed you because I certainly didn’t have a need for them. After moving to France, some of these items I bought and others I now own due to a merging of households with my French husband. Typical in many French homes, here are a list of common things that, as an American, I never owned before moving to France.
What Do French People Typically Eat for Breakfast?
Considering France is well-known for its gastronomy, it may come as a surprise to you that French people typically eat a very simple meal for breakfast. Usually more sweet than savory, le petit déjeuner, as the French say, is not a very big or important meal in France. In fact, many French people don’t eat breakfast at all, waiting until lunch to eat. Read on to find out what the usual French breakfast consists of.
Gifts to Bring to French People From the USA
Wondering what to bring as a gift to French people from the United States of America? Here are some ideas of American products and foods that you can pack in your suitcase on your flight to France. These would be great as gifts if you are visiting French friends or if you have French family members.