A Frenchman in Texas

Everyone dreams about moving to France one day, but what about the French expatriate community?

Serge Dacic left France for Texas in 1993, and has lived in the U.S. ever since. His story is not quite what one might expect.

“When, in 2003, Jacques Chirac (French president from 1995 to 2007) refused to follow George W Bush in the war against Iraq, an anti-French sentiment started to build in the U.S. Diplomatic frictions trickled down to media coverage of ridiculous situations. Like the replacement of French fries by freedom fries in the White House cafeteria. At the time, we were a little bit worried about potential unpleasant situations, especially around our kids at school. But none of these worries were founded. We never perceived traces of these toxic comments and anti-French positions in our day-to-day life.”

Read all about Dacic’s hop across the pond in the latest issue of the Carnet Atlantique.

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