In Episode 71 of Profiles in Franceformation. Allison is joined by Jacqueline Menoret and Maria Laura Ribadeneira. Jacqueline studied abroad in Montpellier and then at the London School of Economics before marrying her French husband and working in higher education in Paris.

She founded the Immigrant Book Club in 2020, where she was soon joined as a co-host by Maria Laura, who is originally from Quito, Ecuador, and who studied at Vassar College. Together, they have recently launched Versions Originales, a multilingual literary review in Paris. 

In this episode, you will hear:

💜 Why they ended up moving to France?

💜 Why they don’t identify with the term ‘expat’

💜 Maria Laura’s experience of moving from Ecuador and how that differs from the process of moving from the US

💜how the book club started and how it led to their literary review

💜 How they aim to bring bilingual people together. 

💜 What French Traditions they love and what they love about living in France

To find out more about Jacqueline and Maria Laura’s Literary Review, you can visit their website https://revueversionoriginale.com/ or follow them on instagram @revueversionoriginale

If you are considering moving to France, Foolproof French Visas can help you navigate the path toward finding the right visa for you. It can be purchased here: http://www.yourfranceformation.com/books or in paperback on Amazon.

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