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Expat Guide to Living in Orleans

Whether you're already living in Orleans or preparing to move to Orleans, our Expat Guide to Living in France offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Orleans. For answers to specific questions, visit our France Forum to talk with expats in Orleans.

Culture Shock Report

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Orleans handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Orleans by filling out our Culture Shock Report.

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More Living in Orleans Reports

What are people's priorities in Orleans - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Orleans:
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More Moving to Orleans Reports

What should you take with you when you move to Orleans? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Orleans? Below are some of the responses from expats in Orleans:
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International School Report

Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Orleans with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Orleans, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

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Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Orleans. If you are already living in Orleans, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

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Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Orleans by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

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Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Orleans? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Orleans by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

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Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Orleans? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Orleans? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

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Culture-Shock-in-MontpellierAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Montpellier, France

This Expat Culture-Shock Report provides a brief glimpse of what it was like for a Brit to hop the Channel and move to Montpellier, France.

This Expat Culture-Shock Report provides a brief glimpse of what it was like for a Brit to hop the Channel and move to Montpellier, France....

Living-in-MoulinsAn Expat Discusses Living in Moulins, France

This is France as you see it in black and white movies, it's like going back in time fifty years ago, sales people in stores always take the time to chat with you, the pace is not hurried, everybody takes a 2 hours lunch break. Serene, peaceful, beautiful, no tourists, not on the map, I love it.

This is France as you see it in black and white movies, it's like going back in time fifty years ago, sales people in stores always take the time to chat with you, the pace is not hurried, everybody t...

France-Ranks-Highest-Among-ExpatsExpat Survey: France Ranks Highest Among Expats

Surveys and reports conducted by Expat Exchange, including during the COVID-19 pandemic, indicate that expats in France are more satisfied with their expatriate experience than any other country in the world.

Surveys and reports conducted by Expat Exchange, including during the COVID-19 pandemic, indicate that expats in France are more satisfied with their expatriate experience than any other country in th...

Healthcare-in-FranceHealthcare in France

Expats often ask if health insurance is free in France or if you need health insurance to go to France. Here is basic information about the French healthcare system.

Expats often ask if health insurance is free in France or if you need health insurance to go to France. Here is basic information about the French healthcare system....

12-Expats-Talks-About-What-Its-Like-Moving-to-France12 Expats Talks About What It's Like Moving to France

Expats in France discuss the challenges and adventures of moving to France. From the high cost of living in France to what to bring when you move (and what to leave behind).
Expats in France discuss the challenges and adventures of moving to France. From the high cost of living in France to what to bring when you move (and what to leave behind). ...

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