Dispatches From the Welfare State
Dispatches From the Welfare State

“But You Speak French So Well!”

Why are Parisians so surprised that an American would want to live in France?

Feb. 6 2014 2:46 PMWhere Student Loan Debt Is an Alien ConceptNavigating France’s higher-ed system requires lots of planning and test-taking, but not a whole lot of money.
Jan. 29 2014 11:52 PMBoo to the BoulangerieThe Parisian shopping experience is fun for tourists. But if you live here, it’s a nightmare.
Feb. 3 2014 11:52 PMThe Autonomous 3-Year-OldUniversal pre-K is a long tradition in France, and one that American parents might envy.
Jan. 27 2014 11:52 PM$200 Minus $200Having a baby in Paris gave me a crash course in socialized medicine—and a new, very French definition of “costly.”