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The French are So Nice! (Please Don’t Be Surprised)

“Are they nice over there?” Unfortunately, this is often the first question I am asked when I explain to non-French friends where I live and work. While not necessarily surprised by the question (even I learned the wine-sipping, fine-chocolate-munching, beret-wearing, … Continue reading

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Linguistic Adventures in Frenchland

I enter the Social Security building and search for the Health Insurance section. As a foreign worker, I’m required to enroll in and pay into France’s national health coverage plan. The building is full of people waiting in front of … Continue reading

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