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Yvonne Shao, Paris

Posted by: Scar on Friday November 24, 2017 (10:26:25)
Yvonne Shao
France

Who are you?

Hello! My name is Yvonne Shao, and I am an American piano teacher-turned-writer. A couple of years ago we decided to travel around the world and then move to Paris.


Where, when and why did you move abroad?

Because my husband can work remotely, we had thought of moving internationally for a few years.    more ...


France > Expat Experiences

France

Yvonne Northrop, Brittany

Posted by: Scar on Monday October 02, 2017 (08:37:58)
Yvonne Northrop
France

Who are you?

My name is Yvonne Northrop, I am married to my American husband Jim. We have lived in many different parts of the world during our long marriage. Our young married life was spent in the USA, where at the time, life was full of adventure and times were much easier than today.    more ...


France > Expat Experiences

France

Eva, Nancy

Posted by: Scar on Monday September 25, 2017 (07:05:33)
Eva
France

Who are you?

Hi! My name is Eva, I’m 24 years old and I come from Germany.


Where, when and why did you move abroad?

The first time I moved abroad was in August 2014. I came to Paris to spend an Erasmus semester at Université Paris Dauphine.    more ...


France > Expat Experiences

France

Aga, Lyon

Posted by: Carole on Wednesday July 08, 2015 (01:00:53)
Aga
France

Who are you?

My Name is Aga and I am a Pole. I think my passion for travelling but mostly for discovering new cultures and exploring different lifestyles started at the university. I have been actively spending any free time in the international environment and enjoyed it a lot. I worked part time abroad, I took part in the student exchange programme and I did my internship abroad. So logically after my studies I moved and worked abroad. I spend over 6 years in the UK.    more ...


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France

Christopher GJ Cooley, Bordeaux

Posted by: Carole on Friday April 11, 2014 (00:54:54)
Christopher GJ Cooley
France

Who are you?

My name is Christopher GJ Cooley, I come from the South-West of England.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I have lived abroad before but on this occasion I moved to Bordeaux at the end of summer in 2013. The main reason was to learn a second language.

What challenges did you face during the move?    more ...


France > Expat Experiences

France

Kim, Near Chateaubriant (Loire Atlantique)

Posted by: Carole on Friday February 21, 2014 (05:52:38)
Kim
France

Who are you?

Hello! I'm Kim, an American from Massachusetts currently living and working in France with my boyfriend and our smiley dog Jojo.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to France one year ago to be with my boyfriend after several years of long distance. We both work for a French engineering firm based in Chateaubriant, not far from his home town. I'm a commercial export assistant, which has become a crash course in French business culture.    more ...


France > Expat Experiences

France

Richard Nahem, Paris

Posted by: Carole on Friday February 21, 2014 (02:46:33)
Richard Nahem, Paris
France

Who are you?

Richard Nahem, born and raised in New York City. I was a chef and caterer in New York for 21 years before I moved to Paris. I now have a successful private tour business www.eyepreferparistours.com where I show clients the insiders Paris they never usually see on their own and I also write a popular blog since 2006 www.ipreferparis.net, an insiders guide to Paris with posts about culture, art, food, shopping, and history.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?    more ...


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France

Diane Wargnier, Loire Valley

Posted by: Carole on Tuesday February 18, 2014 (00:47:14)
Diane Wargnier
France

Who are you?

My name is Diane and I'm an American originally from New Jersey now living in France's Loire Valley with my husband, Tom, and Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Dagny.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I live not far from Angers, France, and moved here about two years ago.

What challenges did you face during the move?

I think the move was the easiest part.    more ...


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France

Rosalyn Chapman, Brittany

Posted by: Carole on Friday November 29, 2013 (19:54:01)
Rosalyn Chapman
France

I'm Rosalyn Chapman.

I moved to France in 2005. I had always wanted to move to France, I wanted to move home anyway, that’s how the dream became reality. We put our house in the UK on the market and after selling we came on an extended holiday to Brittany, the plan was to look round, if we found some where great but we could always return to the UK and buy there if we didn’t.

At first our eldest stayed in the UK, I admit I cried on the ferry, but our youngest who was with us reminded us we hadn't committed to anything, didn’t stop the tears though, my parents weren't in good health and also admit to feeling guilty, but do you put your own life on hold in these situations?    more ...


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France

Chrissie, Nice

Posted by: Carole on Sunday November 24, 2013 (00:09:26)
Chrissie
France

Who are you?

Hi, I’m Chrissie, an Australian living and working in Nice, France. Like many of my compatriots, I headed off to discover the world upon completion of my university degree and ended up here in the sunny South of France. That was back in 2007. When I first arrived I was offered an administrative position with an English company who supply fine wines to the super yachts which invade the Mediterranean each summer. I’ve been there ever since, and thanks to further training (and dedicated tasting) I now have a very fulfilling wine sales role.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

It all started in 1998 when I’d just finished high school. My big sister was already living in Nice and suggested I defer university for a year.    more ...