July 29, 2018

Taking an exam in the US is a very different journey than what I experienced in France when I was a student there.

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To take an exam vs. to pass an exam

First things first, let’s clarify the wording :

  • “to pass” an exam means to succeed

  • If one prepare...

July 21, 2018

“You don’t wear an undershirt?” One of my coworkers asked. “Undershirt? What’s an undershirt?” I replied. My colleague’s eyes popped, “Wait, you don’t wear undershirts in Europe? That’s gross!”  

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Undershirts are the norm in the US

An undershirt is a t...

July 13, 2018

The great thing about the USA is that it is big and the bad thing about the USA is that it is… big. Forget about leaving in the morning for your meeting in Kansas City and being back at night. Just forget. 

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Transportation options

USA geography 101 : the US...

July 7, 2018

I clearly don't want to brag about the 5 weeks of vacation I had back in France, but sharing about differences between France and the USA is what this blog is about. I have to warn you: if you ever decide to talk about your paid vacation time, you’ll definitely see som...

July 4, 2018

It’s soccer world cup time, right ? What about having a world cup of complaining? Pretty sure France would win! And another one for sugar coated smiley wonderland : the winner is… the USA!

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Open your eyes and smile

Coming from Paris, that was a choc. Just t...

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