Current Affairs

Current Affairs
refugees

Global Mom: Expat Women Understand the Need to Help Refugees

A globe-trotting writer and mother describes how she became involved in the cause of helping refugees, documenting their experiences to give them a voice.
Young refugee boy arrives in Greece. Photo: UNHCR/Socrates Baltagiannis

Refugees in Need: How We Can Help in Paris

Looking for a concrete way to help people in need, including refugees in Paris? Why not donate your gently used, unwanted clothing and shoes to the Centre Corot?
kindness of strangers

Paris Lockdown: The Kindness of Strangers

Are you bored and lonely stuck inside during lockdown? An American expat in Paris shares her story of how an act of kindness is helping her get through a difficult time.
American Presidential Elections 2016- Expat voters

Expat Voters Uncomfortable with US Presidential Elections Circus

We still have over five months to go until the November 6 polling day in the US presidential elections. If that seems like an awfully long time for the rest of you to be watching this tense campaign, do spare a thought for our American expatriate friends. All of us are observing the contest nervously but none more so than the 7.6 million Americans who live outside the USA.
mourn the loss

Life, Love, Loss and the Art of Storytelling in the Era of Covid

Confined in Paris during the Covid health crisis, an expat woman searches how to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of a dear friend.
meaning of Thanksgiving

American in Paris Reflects on Today’s Meaning of Thanksgiving

This moment of gratitude is the ideal time to be inspired by the true meaning of Thanksgiving and consider how we can work together for a better future.
COP21

Dominica’s Petit Journal: Can COP21 Save the Planet?

How many of us see and feel the veil of pollution that all too often hangs over Paris, dulling the city of lights? What does mandatory alternative driving tell you about the air we breathe? What can the upcoming COP 21 Conference do about it?
solo lockdown

Boosting Your Spirits in Solo Lockdown

An American alone in Paris offers her tips for getting through a solo lockdown while keeping your mood lifted and your connections strong.
Brexit

Brexit Blues for a Brit Living in France  

On the eve of the critical Brexit referendum, Jennifer Morgan, a British expat living in France, went to bed with full rights as a citizen of the European Union and woke up the next day in shock, facing an uncertain future.
restored world

Man in the Kitchen: Longing For A World Restored

Our Man in the Kitchen longs for a world restored when Paris can offer hope to the young and a simple French meals with friends can create lasting memories.