Welcome to AAWE’s Education Insights Blog

Got kids? Need a school? We can help! The AAWE Guide to Education in France was born back in 1985, when a bunch of American moms within AAWE in Paris put their heads together to investigate school choices for their bilingual children. Now in it’s 9th edition, the Guide it has grown to include this accompanying blog to tackle questions such as:

Coming in the Spring of 2021, the 9th edition of the AAWE Guide to Education in France

Coming in the Spring of 2021, the new 9th edition of the AAWE Guide to Education in France will feature a directory of hundreds of bilingual and international schools.

Message from AAWE President – Diversity Together

As overseas Americans, we are far away from the 24/7 coverage of the protests in the U.S around Black Lives Matter, and missing out on the face-to-face discussions with American family, friends, and co-workers on this issue. For each of us in our own way, the recent events that started with George Floyd’s murder may be more difficult to process at a distance.

An Overview of the French Education System

What would you like to know about the French system of education? Here’s a brief description for you of its background, its structure, and some of its important characteristics, just as an introduction.

March 18, 2021 US Citizenship Conference

On March 18th, AAWE and AARO co-sponsored a very informative U.S. Citizenship Conference via Zoom.  The Chargé d’Affaires, Consul General and consular staff were very pleased to be with us and spared no efforts to give the clearest answers possible to many questions.

Message from AAWE President – Shootings in Atlanta, Georgia on March 16, 2021

The heinous attacks on Tuesday, March 16th which resulted in eight deaths in Atlanta demand serious action on the subject of Asian-American and Pacific-Islander bias.
A racist attack against one of us is an attack against all of us.

Message from U.S. Embassy – Paris, France regarding Consular services during lockdown

We have reviewed the extent of the lockdown and have determined that Consular appointments may continue under the provision of appointment for public services. In the last lockdown in October 2020, our applicants were able to come to the Embassy for their appointments. We presume the same conditions will pertain this time.

Available Now! New edition of Beyond the Bac – Higher Education in France and Abroad!

We are excited to announce the recent publication of the 2nd edition of our post-secondary education guide, Beyond the Bac – Higher Education in France and Abroad (Feb. 2020).
Considering pursuing your higher education in France or internationally? Especially relevant to students with a French secondary school education, this latest edition of Beyond the Bac is also directed to international students who are contemplating furthering their education abroad.

Message from AAWE President – Attack on the US Capital

No matter what our political affiliation or our feelings about the results of the presidential elections might be, the attack on the Capitol by a mob of protesters on Wednesday was frightening to all of us who live overseas. It is reassuring to see that the American institutions stood fast and continued to function.
– Beth Austin, President

Make Your Own Deodorant

Tired of scanning labels to see what’s in your cleaning products?
Tired of paying a fortune for a lot of toxic chemicals?
Tired of the quantity of plastic containers being sent to landfill in the name of a clean house?

The Environmental Task Force was created to explore ways of transiting to more sustainable life styles.