Coping with ‘Culture Shock’

“There really is only so much you can do to prepare for culture shock. However, you can learn about the culture of the country, including such things as personal space, body language, gender roles, what housing is like, how people use electricity, and the stereotypes they have of your culture versus the ones we have […]

France: Facts & History

Geography: France is about the size of Texas. In Europe, it is second in size after Russia. Population: 61.5 million with over 75 million tourists visiting each year. Régions: 22 L’Alsace, l’Aquitaine, l’Auvergne, la Basse-Normandie, la Bourgogne, Bretagne, le Centre, la Champagne-Ardenne, la Corse (special status), la Franche-Comté, La Haute-Normandie, l’ Île-de-France, le Languedoc-Roussillon, le […]

Fraise

By Stephanie P., Current Au Pair in France Its time to really start thinking about how to spend my most American/Californian summer ever! Today the Ninot family offered me an official placement!!!! I can’t wait to start getting everything together, getting my visa and signing up for the Au Pair classes. I’m so excited! My start […]

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