Finding Your Feet in Chicago - The Essential Guide for Expat Families

Finding Your Feet in Chicago - The Essential Guide for Expat Families

by Vïronique Martin-Place


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You won't get lost in the Windy City with this down-to-earth guide in your pocket. New in town? Relax in the knowledge that everything you need to help you settle into the USA's third largest city with your family is here. Written by an expat wife and mother, Véronique Martin-Place, you can be sure no corner of the area known fondly as The Loop has been unexplored. Topics include: • How to find the right school for your child • How to find the right place to live • How to make friends and have fun • How to make the most of your host city "Your go to guide to discovering all this family-friendly city has to offer. Martin-Place's tried and true advice will make you feel like a local in no time!" Cindy McCarthy, Chicago mom of two, founder of "Incredibly helpful and informative guide for expat parents who find themselves relocating to Chicago. How I wish that even I, an American from birth, had been able to find a book like this before I moved to Chicago with my family!" Wendy Widom, partner at "This book is all you need. Finding Your Feet in Chicago will help lessen the anxiety that often comes with such a move." Toni Summers-Hargis, author Rules, Britannia and blogger at

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781904881681
Publisher: Springtime Books
Publication date: 08/02/2012
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Véronique Martin-Place was born in Lyon (France). She is an experienced expatriate spouse and mom of two daughters. She lived in France, Norway, Sri Lanka and the US. Facing a new relocation in 2008, she decided to do only what she loves: reading and writing. As a writer, she specializes in topics such as expatriation, parenting abroad, expat women, and travel. Véronique is thrilled to influence and positively advise people through her writing. Besides writing, Véronique has a passion for painting watercolor, baking lemon pie and madeleines.

Table of Contents

Foreword; List of Abbreviations; The Chicago Family Events Calendar; Introduction; 1-Settling Your Family in Chicago; 2-Becoming a Local; 3-Having Fun in Chicago; 4-Having Fun Away From Chicago; 5-Essential Information and Addresses for Expat Families; 6-Resources for Expat Families in Chicago

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