Newcomers to Paris: Don’t Miss “Bloom Where You’re Planted” and “Paris College Day”
Don't miss Bloom and Paris College Day, two key Paris events for English-speaking newcomers that could help you better navigate your life in France and make the right educational choice for your university-bound kids.
Studying Abroad in France: Is it Still a Good Idea?
A study abroad program can be a life-changing experience. Discover why it's still a great idea even in the midst of a pandemic.
Teen Coach: Open Letter to Families in French Schools
Many of us bash the French school system because our teens are subject to rigorous requirements, tough grading, and receive sparse encouragement from their teachers; while “at home” teachers encourage their students and reward them with easy grading.
Expat Parents Open RISE International School of Paris to Rethink Education
RISE International School, a progressive, new international middle school in Mareil-Marly, just west of Paris, aims to inspire confidence, curiosity and adaptability in students.
Teen Scene: The Difficult Choice between Fromage and Cheesecake
It’s hard to believe that just one month ago I was landing in New York with a very busy schedule and some important decisions to make. Now it’s time to go back to school in Paris. Yes, the dreaded “rentrée” has arrived. But before I return to sneakers, alarm clocks and the airless metro wagons of line 13 (or as I call it: purgatory on wheels), let me recap my summer.
The Motherhood Diaries: Turning Worry About Education into Productive Thinking
Our Motherhood Diarist explores the way parents can turn worry about education issues into productive thinking for the future.
Reality Check: Studying Abroad in a French University
An Irish student shares the highs and lows of her first year studying abroad in a new system, a new subject and a new language at a French university.
Man in the Kitchen: Have We Lost Our Way Searching for the Right School?
Has the increasingly stressful process of finding that perfect school for our kids gone a bit over the top? Our Man in the Kitchen has some thoughts and a comforting beefaroni recipe to share...
Which School System for my Bicultural Child?
Feeling lost in an education system that's not your own? Find what works for you and your bicultural child with this helpful advice.
Have Kids Moving Up to CP in Paris? AAWE Can Help
Within the French education system, the transition from maternelle (pre-school) to primaire (primary school) is an exciting and huge step for children. The Cours Préparatoire (or CP) is the first year of primaire, or primary school. AAWE is holding "Moving Up to CP" at the American Library of Paris to offer parents insights and practical advice to help their children thrive in this next stage of their education.
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