So, you plan to live in Strasbourg… I don’t know Strasbourg. But I am american and have been a member of SF for a while now. Just wondering how to help, if at all. I guess I’ll just dive in with some thoughts.
Are you wondering how to set up the documentation and living situation in France? For example, your permit to live in France?
Do you already have an address in France (e.g. a place rented yet/purchased yet…or someone who’s there who can provide a place for you to stay)?
I am echoing Stella’s sentiment…just trying to figure out what stage in your plan, you are at. Any specifics you can provide would be extremely useful for you to get the kind of thoughtful, experienced advice folks on SF can (and do, often) provide!
I can recommend a couple of associations to join (AARA Assoc. of Americans Resident Overseas, and ACA American Citizens Abroad), and also someone you can pay as a consultant (Jean Taquet) to help you with the process both stateside and in France, through the bureaucracy. If you need insurance, do check with Fabien Pelissier for that.
But you definitely can get a lot of benefit from the discussions in SF. I hope you plan to take time to read and check in here often.