My homestays in Paris during elementary school, junior high school and high school, as well as travels to other parts of France have given me first hand knowledge about French culture and schooling. Here in the U.S., I work at a French language school where native French teachers provided me with additional insights into their culture and lifestyle. These French teachers have also revealed a lot about their character from their reactions to Americans, U.S. culture and the work environment. My family has hosted numerous French exchange students who have also contributed to my overall understanding of France. However, living under different circumstances in other cities, you may encounter differing views and opinions than those found here, and that’s to be expected! I’m curious to learn about your adventures and impressions of France, so please share at: Comments (at) CulturalPlunge.com.