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American Church in Paris [ACP] is an interdenominational and international Christian community whose mission is to bear witness by word and deed to the love of God as revealed in Jesus Christ, to provide a place of English-language worship in the American Protestant tradition, and to engage in ministries and services that enrich the lives of residents and visitors in Paris.
American Catholic Women’s Organization of Paris has existed as a volunteer organization for more than sixty years. Many of us are American Catholics but the only real criterion for membership is to want to belong. We welcome women of all faiths and nationalities. Our goal is to make the most of our time in Paris. We get together a couple of times a month for lunch, coffee, bridge, book discussions or visits to museums and religious sites of interest.
ACT - American Children’s Theatre - Musical theatre, dance and drama classes for children in English.
The American Library in Paris is an independent, non-profit institution operating in the heart of Paris since 1920. The Library has grown into the largest English-language lending library on the European continent. We serve over 4,000 members of all ages and nationalities in a newly renovated facility. Our welcoming atmosphere is well-suited to the sharing of ideas and provides an open forum for lively public discourse. We rely on membership fees and the generosity of donors to support our collection, services, and programs.
American School in Paris - ASP is located just outside of Paris, on a single, newly-rebuilt, American-style campus, the American School of Paris is a coeducational, independent day school for students ages 3–18. Home to a vibrant community of over 800 students representing over 64 countries, students learn an American curriculum and have several diploma choices including the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma, Advanced Placement (AP) courses, a mix of IB/AP, or an American High School diploma.
American Women’s Group in Paris - AWG is a social, educational and cultural women’s association first organized in 1921. Membership is open to all English-speaking women of any nationality who live in Paris. AWGParis offers our members a sense of community and friendship far from home and the opportunity for learning about French culture and building the Franco-American relationship. We strongly encourage our members to attend meetings, join a committee, participate in club activities and share their interests with us. The bonds that form through working together to organize the club and maximize the benefits of membership are of great importance to us as we are a volunteer run organization.
AngloINFO Paris* The best place to go online for all the info you need to live, work and thrive in Paris in English!
The Association of American Women in Europe (AAWE) is a bicultural community of American women primarily in France and in Europe and around the world. We offer activities for all stages of life, both personally and professionally. AAWE fosters an environment that enables our members to create bonds, develop supportive networks and lifelong friendship.
The Association of Americans Resident Overseas (AARO), founded in 1973 and headquartered in Paris, is an international, non-partisan association with members in 46 countries. It researches issues that significantly affect the lives of overseas Americans and keeps its members informed on those issues. As part of its advocacy work, AARO actively educates Congress, the media, and the public on such vital topics as taxation, absentee voting, citizenship, representation, Social Security and Medicare. As a service to its members, it also gives them access to a reasonably priced health insurance plan.
Cancer Support Paris - ÎdF is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization established in 2016, and is part of the Cancer Support France network of affiliated non-profit associations. We support those who live in Paris (and the Île de France region, their family members, and their friends who have been affected by cancer and who prefer to express themselves in English. We provide training for our volunteers and encourage an environment where all individuals feel valued and respected.
Christian Embassy of Paris wants to serve diplomats in Paris and from around the world. Special initiatives such as luncheons, roundtables, individual meetings give leaders the opportunity to see how the values of Jesus bring light to professional, personal and spiritual facets of life.
Daniel Tostado, born and raised in California, is both an avocat à la cour (Barreau de Paris) and an attorney-at-law (New York bar). He focuses his legal practice, Cabinet Daniel Tostado, on helping clients who want French visas, residency permits, and French citizenship.
Franceformation* Allison Grant Lounes is a “Franceformation” consultant for people moving to France, helping them imagine and align with their dream lives—getting the right visa for creating the life they envision, and navigate the French bureaucratic procedures that will enable them to achieve their goals. She works with highly motivated, creative, and heart-centered people who want to design a whole new life for themselves in France—those who struggle with finding the right path for to bring that new life to fruition, and need support as they blossom and s’épanouir into who they truly are.
Gifted in France is a support group for parents of gifted children. It is a non-profit membership association that helps parents, educators and mental health practitioners understand the educational, emotional and social needs of gifted and twice-exceptional children living in France.
INSPIRELLE is the ultimate resource for internationally minded women living in or traveling to Paris. Our online magazine is packed with curated tips and empowering insights to help you navigate and celebrate life in and around the City of Lights. Our local events connect a diverse community of dynamic global women who inspire, advise, support, and promote each other in their quests to achieve a happy and balanced life.
International Counseling Service [ICS] is an English-speaking mental health professionals serving, children, adolescents, adults, couples and groups.
Kent University The Paris School of Arts and Culture is the Parisian branch of the University of Kent offering Master’s programmes in creative writing, history of art, and film studies. Our students earn a British MA qualification whilst studying in Paris. Taught in English and delivered at our study centre in Montparnasse, our programmes attract students principally from Europe and the United States and also English-speaking expatriates based in Paris.
Kidcab provides a specialist transport service for children of all ages in France
The Lennen Bilingual School, Franco-American School, offers a bilingual immersion program for Toddlers / Toute Petite Section (age 2) through Middle School / Collège (grade 7). The curriculum is based on the French national program as well as an American program. Our three locations are all in the 7 th arrondissement (Toddlers – rue St. Dominique; Preschool – in the American Church; Primary – 11 avenue de Villars).
Lost in Frenchlation “Cinema is an opening to the world and we open up the world to our cinema” - Experience France’s cinema culture, without the language barrier! Lost in Frenchlation gives the international community (foreign students, expats, tourists) in Paris, access to the best of French cinema by organizing screenings of French films with English subtitles an independent cinemas, accompanied by cocktails, entertainment and debates in English with the film crews.”
Marta Hobbs - Life Coach for Expats Marta knows all too well what it is like to be a foreigner; not to feel at home in a new place. Immigrating from Poland to America at 12 and twenty-five years later moving to Paris France with her family, she is very familiar with the challenges that come with learning a new language and navigating a new culture (while also trying to master the metro and receiving deliveries). How do you find that feeling of “home” when you are a stranger, when you don’t belong? How do you provide that for your family when you cannot seem to tap into it yourself? And how do you explain to your friends “back home” that even though life here is beautiful, it can also be brutal - without feeling like a total brat for not loving it all the time. The expat experience is nothing like Emily in Paris... If you need support during this difficult transition in life - Marta is an expert in guiding others through this challenging experience.
Message is a diverse, inclusive, international community of English-speaking parents living in and around Paris. We’re all about connecting - in person and online - for friendship and support. For less than a cup of coffee a month, members enjoy a calendar packed with hundreds of activities a year, a private website featuring an online forum and classifieds, and numerous support services. We share tips, resources, problems and laughs; have get-togethers, give back to the community, and enjoy quality activities for our kids. Message offers you a real community - a place where you can say you belong.
Move Me To Paris is a relocation and expat service company that helps families or individuals to plan and implement their move to Paris, or the suburbs west of Paris, in the best and most stress-free way possible. For example we help to arrange with moving companies, find accommodation, choose the best school for the children and help with enrolment. We arrange administrative tasks such as utility set up, visa, exchange of driving license, application to social security and carte vitale. We can also help with buying or renting a car, opening a bank account and much more.
Paris Fitness A non-profit community exercise class, and low cost fitness programs.
Paris Psychology Center* Therapy that works. With licensed psychologists. In Paris or online. In English. We’re a team of friendly, experienced psychologists from Australia, the US and the UK. We offer effective, empathic therapy to help you get your head straight, feel better & live more meaningfully.
The Red Wheelbarrow Bookshop* presented authors:
Janet Skeslien Charles, Sutanya Dacres, and Kate Gavino.
Rock-U is a performance-based rock band program for kids, teens, and adults that is as rewarding as it is fun! Being in a rock band isn’t just about playing the notes and the beats. It’s about responsibility, confidence, teamwork, trust, and the thrill of creating something with others that you could never create by yourself. We’ll rock out for sure, but more importantly we’ll learn how to make music together as a band in a supportive, fun environment. Every Rock U. session will conclude with a live performance for a real audience.
Saint George’s Anglican Church in Paris community consists of many Christians from many different countries and walks of life, who seek to respond to God’s love for us and for his world in our daily lives and by developing a welcoming and caring community of faith together.
SOS Help volunteers provide emotional support to English- speakers in France by telephone. The service is confidential, nonjudgmental, anonymous, and non-directive. The aim is to alleviate anxiety and prevent suicide.
SPRINT is a non-profit association. We are a network of educational and therapeutic, anglophone professionals, working in France with children, families and schools, with a range of emotional, special educational needs and disabilities. We also aim to provide networking opportunities to those professionals within the association, and the sharing of advice, support and professional development with them.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Paris We are a diverse, spiritual community committed to compassion, social justice and freedom to think and learn. We come together to support each other’s personal search for meaning, drawing on secular wisdom and many faith traditions. Please consult our website for details on our monthly Sunday services held in-person (childcare provided) and on Zoom, as well as other events: uuparis.org. We hope to see you soon!
USA Girl Scouts Overseas Paris (USAGSO Paris) brings Girl Scouts to the daughters of military, foreign service, and American expat families in France and to girls in American or International schools. An operating unit of Girl Scouts of the USA, USAGSO ensures that no matter where American families move, they will have access to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Far from the United States, Girl Scouts connects girls to their American culture and, through our worldwide network, helps girls bridge cultural gaps and build friendships around the world.
VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars The Benjamin Franklin VFW Post 605 Paris, France, is a nonprofit US veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces.
WICE: Where Internationals Connect in English Started in 1978, WICE is an all-volunteer organization that offers English and French speaking members a lively environment to meet and socialize, to learn new skills, to enrich life in Paris and to volunteer for a wide range of roles at WICE.
Women’s International Club of Paris (“Le WIC de Paris“), a private English-speaking association dedicated to cultural sharing and friendship amongst International women. It is part of the global Open Door Network, a network of International Women’s Associations.
Your Friend in Paris helps North American long-stay visitors, professionals, and students with their transition to Paris life.
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